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Monday, September 7, 2009

Enchilada Sauce

This is so easy to make and tastes just as good as the canned stuff. Plus, if you purchase your spices at a dollar store this is also really low cost compared to canned. I buy all of my spices at a dollar store for usually .50 a bottle. The only ones I do not purchase there are spice blends like Season All. Simply because I have found that the cheaper brands of blends tend to use way too much of some spices just to keep it cheap, like celery salt, etc...

Enchilada Sauce

3 T Oil
4 T Flour
1/2 C Chile Powder
2 C Water
8 Ounce Can of Tomato Sauce
1/4 tsp Salt

Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Blend in flour and cook until flour is lightly browned. You should keep this mixture "moving around" as it browns, to avoid scorching. (I always use a wire whisk when making any sort of gravy or sauce, to minimize the chance of having lumps.)Remove from heat and blend in Chile powder. Stir until smooth, then add water, tomato sauce, and salt. Return to low heat and simmer until desired consistancy ( about 20 minutes)