Granny's Enchilada Sauce


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 40.9
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 22.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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I love enchiladas...but.there is too much salt in the canned sauce. You can add 1 teaspoon of salt to this or to your taste. This makes three cups. I love enchiladas...but.there is too much salt in the canned sauce. You can add 1 teaspoon of salt to this or to your taste. This makes three cups.
Number of Servings: 10


    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
    2 cups water
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


1. Heat oil in large 2-quart saucepan; stir in flour and chili powder; cook for 1 minute.
2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil; simmer for about 10 minutes.

Makes 3 cups sauce. Enough for a recipe of ten enchiladas.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MSCAT3851.


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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night and used it in the Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe submitted by Pollygidalgo. Great pairing! The sauce was perfect (will have to make two batches of it next time however there was not enough sauce for the enchilada's in my opinion). Took pics and blogged about it today. - 1/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also used it with a chicken enchilada casserole. I was looking for a low sodium version, and this is simple and taste wonderful, I wouldn't change a thing. - 1/17/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great and way easy to make! It was not as spicy as I hoped, so next time I'll have to add a little somethin, somethin! Who knew I could make enchilada sauce? - 1/16/09

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  • I used this with chicken enchiladas and it was so good! It was quite a hit with my 7 year old as well. It was also very easy to make. - 7/13/14

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  • I made this last night to go with the chicken enchilada casserole by paperoses2182. Was very tasty and I liked that it was a better version than what you can buy in the stores! - 4/4/13

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  • Yum! Doubled recipe to have for another batch. Terrific and so simple. - 1/12/13

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  • fantastic! Didn't have tomato sauce, so I subbed tomato paste, worked perfect. I will use this recipe from now on- Thank you! Made it again - doubled the recipe and used ww flour. This time I did use Tom sauce and addl cumin! Thank you again for the great recipe! - 12/29/12

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  • YUMMY! Chomping on enchiladas using this sauce and wow! Flavorful satisfying and a keeper for sure. I did not even use the optional tsp of salt and this still has lots of taste. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! - 7/13/12

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  • this is very good.. - 4/3/12

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  • Delish with homemade cheese and onion enchiladas. Made 8 6"-inch corn torillas and this was just the right amount of sauce. Thank you! - 2/27/11

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  • Thanks! I added some red and white pepper for extra spice. - 9/10/10

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