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Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce

Today was one of those days when you look in the cupboard and don’t want to eat anything you’ve got. When that happens, I take to my favorite blog, Six Sisters Stuff, and look for new recipes. I found one I wanted to make, but it required enchilada sauce. I didn’t want to go to the store, so I found myself a recipe and started cooking. It was super easy and turned out extremely well.

    • Enchilada Sauce
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1 can diced tomatoes
    • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 onion, diced
    • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp chili powder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • Heat oil in saucepan. Whisk in flour until fully incorporated. Add tomatoes and spices. Bring to boil and allow to thicken (about 5 minutes). For smoother sauce, blend in food processor. Finished sauce will keep for 2 weeks in a refrigerated air-tight container.

My Version

The original recipe calls for vegetable oil, but I substituted olive oil to make it healthier (actually, olive oil is what I had in the cupboard). I also substituted a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos for the original crushed tomatoes. It added a nice kick, which my family liked.

The original recipe leaves the sauce chunky, as you can see below, but I wanted a smoother version, so I put it through my Ninja. Very happy with the results!



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