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Enchilada Sauce


I’ve been wanting to make my own Enchilada Sauce for quite some time now.  I typically use store bought canned Macayo’s Enchilada Sauce and really enjoy the taste of it.  I wouldn’t say this Enchilada sauce is a copycat recipe, but it is certainly comparable.  The cayenne pepper gives this some heat, so adjust to your liking.  This could be made gluten free by omitting the flour.  This was prepared in a Vitamix blender, so I cannot say how well it will turn out in your average blender.  This Enchilada Sauce recipe made just the right amount for one batch of enchiladas.


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth


Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and warmed.





Yield: about 3.5 Cups Enchilada Sauce

2 thoughts on “Enchilada Sauce

  1. I will have to try your recipe. I have been using Macayo´s enchilada sauce for years and absolutely LOVE it. I won´t use any other brand because the enchiladas don´t turn out as well. Tonight I just made my spicy cilantro cream cheese chicken enchiladas with Macayo´s red enchilada sauce and it was a HUGE hit with my kids and fiance.

    So, I am looking forward to trying your recipe. It´ll save me some money.

  2. Thanks for posting. I am Gluten free now and I love Macayo’s sauce and haven’t been able to have any. Now I can make it myself and add cornstarch to replace the flour!

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