Easy Enchilada Sauce


A quick and easy enchilada sauce with a truly authentic taste.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons self-rising flour

  • 2 tablespoons medium-spice Indian chili powder

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¾ teaspoon onion salt

  • salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and chili powder, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until flour is light brown in color, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Gradually stream water and tomato sauce into the skillet while whisking flour mixture until completely incorporated and smooth. Stir in oregano, cumin, garlic powder, and onion salt; cook until sauce has thickened slightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt.


Chili powder is available in many different spice levels so you may need to experiment. I live in India and had to substitute because many products are not available here. I used 1/4 cup of medium-spicy Indian chili powder and it was too spicy for us, almost like Old El Paso hot enchilada sauce. So, I ended up using 2 tablespoons. It's better to start off with less and add more later if needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 485mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 192mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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