I usually try to stay away from store-bought sauces and dressings, because most are processed with lots of unnecessary (and harmful!) ingredients – like the ones I mention on this episode of Nourished.
Homemade sauces are not only healthier than their store-bought counterparts, but they’re also way more flavorful, and can be incredibly easy to make.
That’s definitely the case with my go-to Enchilada Sauce.
It’s warm, smoky and muy delicioso!
For a deep, traditional flavor, I use lots of dried Mexican spices – like cumin, oregano, and chipotle chili.
But one of the things I love most about this Enchilada Sauce is that it’s so incredibly versatile.
Sometimes I’ll experiment with different dried chiles, like guajillo or ancho, or I’ll add a pinch of cinnamon for added warmth and complexity. So good.
Best part? This sauce doesn’t just work with enchiladas…it’s also amazing:
- On chilaquiles
- Added to chili
- Over stuffed peppers
- Mixed into a tofu scramble
- In a casserole
Try it and see what you think!
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion granules
- ½ teaspoon chipotle powder (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour and spices.
- Heat oil in medium-sized pot over medium heat. When oil is hot whisk in the flour and spice mixture, breaking up any lumps, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Whisk in the tomato paste until well combined into the spices.
- Slowly add the vegetable broth, as you continue to whisk the mixture.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking often until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
- Whisk in vinegar and taste to adjust seasoning, add another pinch of salt, if necessary.
Note: As this sauce sits, it will thicken. Simply reheat the sauce to thin it back down.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments below! 🙂