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Offline smileyface

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Need a recipe for enchilada sauce, quick!
« on: September 27, 2007, 09:13:01 AM »
Anyone know how to make homeade enchilada sauce? I love the stuff you get in a can, you know the red sauce in a yellow can, I can't think of the name right now. But I don't have any, and I prolly don't want it anyway cuz it's probably not very healthy. I need it for dinner tonight, so any help would be very appreciated!  ;D Thanks!  :)
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Offline jenny4wen

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Re: Need a recipe for enchilada sauce, quick!
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007, 09:30:48 AM »
 1      tablespoon   olive oil
3    cloves garlic, minced
1    teaspoon minced onions
1/2    teaspoon dried oregano
2 1/2    teaspoons chili powder
1/2    teaspoon dried basil
1/8    teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8    teaspoon salt
1/4    teaspoon ground cumin
1    teaspoon dried parsley
1/4    cup salsa
1 (6    ounce) can tomato sauce
1 1/2    cups water

   1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
   2. Add the garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
   3. Add onion, oregano, chili powder, basil, ground black pepper, salt,       cumin, parsley, salsa and tomato sauce.
   4. Mix together and then stir in the water.
   5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
   6. Use in place of canned enchilada sauce.

Best if doubled. :)
Disclaimer, it's not one I've tried.  Lots of good reviews on it. 
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Re: Need a recipe for enchilada sauce, quick!
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007, 10:16:34 AM »
Okay I'm sure Jenny's is good but here is my very easy and quick version.
About 1/4 c butter
about 1-2 tblsp. Flour
About 1 cup Beef broth
1 can 15oz of tomato sauce
1-2 tblsp. chili powder.

Okay melt butter in sauce pan sprinkle with flour till you have a thick paste and cool just a min.  Add tomato sauce slowly while stirring. let come to boil.  Add chili powder and stir. bring to boil again and add beef broth till sauce is consistinsy you want. 
Sorry I never measure ingredients so I always have a hard time giving other the amounts.  Good luck with dinner!
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Offline adamslove

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Re: Need a recipe for enchilada sauce, quick!
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 05:44:54 AM »
This is a fantastic recipe for Red Enchilada Sauce!  Our family has loved it, and it freezes well if you're not making a ton of enchiladas.

Red Enchilada Sauce
1 T. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. onion, minced
1/2 t. dried oregano
2 1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. dried basil
1/8 t. ground black pepper
1/8 t. salt
1/4 t. cumin
1 t. dried parsley
1 (6 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 c. salsa
1 1/2 c. water

1.  Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients, except the water.  Mix well.
2.  Stir in the water, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer 15-20 minutes.

Yields approximately 3 cups (8 servings).
Ready in 20 minutes.

Even if I haven't posted this in time to help you, definitely try this recipe sometime...it is fabulous!  Enjoy!

Offline jenny4wen

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Re: Need a recipe for enchilada sauce, quick!
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 06:31:46 AM »
haha, Adamslove, that's the same recipe I posted, just one less clove of garlic :)  How funny  :D
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Offline Mommyof4

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Re: Need a recipe for enchilada sauce, quick!
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007, 02:23:24 PM »
1 whole onion chopped fine
12 garlic cloves chopped fine
sauté in a few tablespoons of oil until translucent
Add 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour or the equivalent in potato starch
this will make a paste
Add 2-4 Cups broth
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt to taste
Play with the spices to see what you prefer
If this is frozen it keeps it's flavor great, if it is canned then it will be a fantastic chili base not a enchilada sauce.
We LOVE this just over rice and beans
Enjoy!
Lindsey :)
« Last Edit: September 29, 2007, 03:14:52 PM by mandlwilliamson »
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 07:17:23 AM »
So after printing these recipies out my mom said she wants WHITE chicken enchiladas!! anyone have a recipe for that? the ones i've seen call for cream of chicken soup :-X.

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