Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Thank you to Dixie Crystals for sponsoring this post. You can get the full recipe for this yummy homemade enchilada sauce HERE on their website.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce | mountainmamacooks.com

Full disclaimer- this Homemade Enchilada Sauce probably isn’t all that authentic. And, it’s mostly likely not your grandmas recipe. However, it’s absoultely delicious and made with all pantry ingredients and WAY better than anything you can buy in the store. So stay with me!

Homemade Enchilada Sauce | mountainmamacooks.com

I’m always preaching that homemade is better than store bought. This quick and easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce is no different. It’s ridiculously easy to make! We have enchiladas regularly and I’m pretty picky about store bought enchilada sauces. I don’t like most that come in the can- they always taste bitter and “tinny” to me. The only store bought enchilada sauce I like is from Trader Joes but I don’t get there often. I like to be able to make it myself.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce | mountainmamacooks.com

This enchilada sauce is pretty mild. If you want it spicer, add a touch of cayenne pepper when you add the dried spices. The sauce stores beautifully in the fridge for a few weeks. It does thicken a bit as it cools so gently rewarm before using and if it’s still a little thick, add a few tablespoons of water or stock to thin it out a bit.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce | mountainmamacooks.com

Thank you to Dixie Crystals for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Please see their site for more of my canning/preserving recipes using their sugar(s)!

photos by Kellie Hatcher/recipe by Mountain Mama Cooks


Homemade Enchilada Sauce

  • Author: Kelley


A delicious, mild homemade enchilada sauce recipe!


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4  teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 1/4 cups low sodium broth (could use chicken, beef, or vegetable)


For the full directions, visit Dixie Crystals website —–> HERE.