This recipe is ready to use in about 10 minutes and so much better then the canned sauce in the Mexican foods aisle at your local grocery store. This is a quick, easy version if you don't have the patience or time to completely make from scratch. Hope you enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, salt, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder together in a saucepan until smooth.

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  • Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

24 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 0.3g; sodium 495.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2012
This is called "quick enchilada sauce" for a reason. It's very quick, and though one reviewer didn't like it because it tastes canned, but it sure is quick, compared to making the sauce from dried chiles, and unlike canned, you know what's in it because it's made at home. I have made this 3 times now. My husband loves it, my children love it, and I love that it's quick and easy. Thank you, Tammy S, for sharing your recipe! Read More
(79)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2012
Sorry...this is still like canned sauce. If you buy the mexican dried chiles (I use Anaheim or California ) soak them in hot water, then put in blender with your spices & beef broth then you have a quick, and DELICIOUS uncanned sauce. Read More
(32)
90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2012
This is called "quick enchilada sauce" for a reason. It's very quick, and though one reviewer didn't like it because it tastes canned, but it sure is quick, compared to making the sauce from dried chiles, and unlike canned, you know what's in it because it's made at home. I have made this 3 times now. My husband loves it, my children love it, and I love that it's quick and easy. Thank you, Tammy S, for sharing your recipe! Read More
(79)
Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2012
Sorry...this is still like canned sauce. If you buy the mexican dried chiles (I use Anaheim or California ) soak them in hot water, then put in blender with your spices & beef broth then you have a quick, and DELICIOUS uncanned sauce. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2012
Today, I made a recipe that called for two cans of enchilada sauce and found I only had one, so I decided to make my own. More than happy with this recipe, tastes as good as what you buy at the supermarket, and more than likely, I'll never buy another can of enchilada sauce. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2012
Great enchilada sauce. I didn't have the tomato puree on hand so, I had to leave it out and it was still really good. Most enchilada sauces I have tried are pretty thin anyway. I was surprised by people commenting that this sauce was no better then canned sauce. This is a gazillion times better then canned sauce. Thanks, for the recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2012
This is a good quick sauce to utilize when there isn't time or the ingredients to do something a little more authentic. Will definitely use this sauce again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
This is better sauce than you'll find ready made and you'll likely have all the ingredients. There are some more highly rated sauces on allrecipes but you'll have to make a trip to the store for those. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2012
The method on this was great and the thickness turned out perfect. The only change I made was to up the spices...I tripled most of them. I was able to quickly thow it together and let it simmer while I browned the ground beef. It helped me get an easy enchilada casserole on the table in about 45 minutes on a weeknight. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
THis was pretty easy and tasted good. I made it only because I didn't want to drive to the store when I didn't have enough sauce for my dinner. The only change I made was I used california chiles and toasted them and blended it with everything else because I had no chili powder. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2012
Great recipe - made a couple changes after reading reviews - used chicken boullion instead of beef broth, used only tomato sauce and half the water used in broth. Tasted just as good if not better than the canned versions that are so expensive. Read More
(8)
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