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Easy Enchilada Sauce

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Rating: 3/5 3 stars
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recipe is ready in under 30 minutes time: under 30 minutes

serves/makes:   5 cups


recipe id: 14816
cook method: stovetop

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2 cups tomato sauce
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons chili powder
4 tablespoons cornstarch


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken (about 8-9 minutes).


4 calories, 0 grams fat, 1 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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A note to the commenter on the chili powder taste. I use cumin spice as a complement to the chili power, which gives the sauce a nice chili flavor. With cumin as a complement, one can increase the chili powder in the recipe.

I use chicken broth with some tomato paste blended in for the liquid. Gives even more nice flavor to the sauce.

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My family loves this sauce. I make no alterations to the recipe and it turns out great every time. The flavor is perfect and rivals any store-bought enchilada sauce.

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Sauce had too much of a chile powder taste.

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Oct 29, 2007

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VERY Important: We replaced flour for cornstarch - MUST mix with small amount of sauce before adding to pan! Flour just gets clumpy when wet

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