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Authentic Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Authentic Enchilada Sauce Recipe
Authentic Enchilada Sauce Recipe~

Experience the true essence of Mexican cuisine with our Authentic Enchilada Sauce Recipe. This rich blend of chili powder, cumin, and oregano creates a flavorful and versatile sauce that elevates your enchiladas to perfection. Simple to make, yet bursting with authentic taste, this recipe is your ticket to a fiesta of flavors in every bite.

You won't believe how easy it is to whip up the ultimate red sauce using our enchilada sauce recipe. Seriously, with just a few basic ingredients like chili powder, garlic, and tomato sauce, you're all set to create a flavor-packed masterpiece. And the best part? Mastering the simmering and blending part is a breeze! This sauce isn't just for enchiladas, you know. It's perfect for tamales, tacos, you name it! Picture this: tangy tomatoes mingling with bold spices, creating a sauce that's downright irresistible. Whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, this recipe is a winner. Authentic homemade goodness at its finest!

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  • In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.

  • Add the flour and stir constantly to make a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the roux is lightly golden.

  • Add the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper to the roux. Stir well to combine and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to toast the spices.

  • Gradually whisk in the tomato sauce, followed by the chicken or vegetable broth. Continue whisking to ensure a smooth consistency.

  • Add salt, black pepper, and sugar (if using). Stir well to combine.

  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.

  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. If you prefer a smoother sauce, you can use an immersion blender to puree it.

  • Once the enchilada sauce is ready, use it immediately in your favorite enchilada recipe or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Enchilada Sauce Unleashed: Easy-Going Tips & Tricks!

  • Nail the Sauce Technique: You know that simmering and blending stuff? Nailed it. Your enchilada sauce is about to become the life of the party!

  • Heat It Your Way: Spice levels? You’re the boss! Start slow with cayenne pepper and dance your way to the perfect spicy groove.

  • Texture Tales: Be the storyteller of your sauce's thickness. Simmer longer for a saucy saga or keep it short and sweet for a light-hearted twist.

  • Flavor Harmony Jam: Feeling sassy? Sweeten the deal with a teaspoon of sugar. It’s the peacemaker for any tomato sauce with attitude.

  • Blend Like a Boss: Take a blending bow! An immersion blender is your ticket to a smooth and velvety sauce masterpiece.

Smart Storage:

  • Refrigerate Any Leftover Sauce: Stash any leftover sauce in the refrigerator, freshness is guaranteed for a week – unless you devour it first!

  • Freeze & Future Fiesta: Freeze leftovers in Freezer containers or zip-lock bags. Label with today’s date, and defrost for a flavor explosion within 3 months.

  • Thawing Magic: Let it go – thaw frozen sauce in the fridge overnight or speed things up with the microwave defrost enchantment.

  • Heat & Eat, Repeat: Warm up the sauce on the stovetop. Stir occasionally, and if it needs a little splash, throw in some broth or water. Easy enchilada vibes!

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