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5 from 6 votes

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

This rich, creamy and savory enchilada sauce has all the added flavor that you need to enhance all your Mexican meals with a bang!  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchiladas, baked enchiladas, enchilada sauce, sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 105kcal


  • 2 Tbs light olive oil
  • 2 Tbs flour whole wheat works great
  • 4 Tbs chili powder if using a hot chili powder, adjust according to taste
  • 3/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 2 c chicken or vegetable broth


  • Heat oil in saucepan on medium heat
  • Stir in flour
  • Add in all spices, stirring well.
  • Slowly stir in chicken or vegetable broth
  • Let thicken


One note, I am a big lover of Cumin, so feel free to adjust to your tastes, use less cumin if you aren't as fond of it as I am.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2372IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg