Homemade Enchilada Sauce

June 2, 2021Brianna

The list continues to grow of things I can’t buy in Finland and therefore have had to learn how to buy. Enchilada sauce is one of them. Honestly after learning how to make it myself, this is also another thing I don’t know that I’ll ever buy again at a store when we move home. It tastes like 10x better than in a can! There are so many things I’m grateful to have learned in Finland and making EVERYTHING from scratch is high up there. I love making my family healthy meals and fresh meals and this enchilada sauce fits that.


Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Super easy and from scratch enchilada sauce that tastes way better than the canned version you can buy at the store.

  • Author: Brianna
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: about 42 oz 1x



3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons flour

4 cups chicken broth

1/4 chili powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

10 oz tomato paste

1 teaspoon oregano

2 teaspoons salt


In a sauce pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk for a minute. Add the chicken broth while whisking followed by the remaining ingredients. Simmer for about 5-10 minutes then it’s ready to use. Refrigerate if not using right away.


Makes about 42 oz

If you don’t need all of it for one dish, freeze the remaining and thaw when ready to use again.

Keywords: Enchilada sauce, mexican food, from scratch, homemade

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