This Homemade Enchilada Sauce is super easy to make and SO good!
Homemade Enchilada Sauce is so much better than buying canned or jarred in the supermarket.   It’s the easiest thing in the world to make, and you can vary the flavors greatly by playing around with different chili powders.   You can use chipotle, ancho, pasilla or for a milder flavor a more standard New Mexico chili powder.  You can also add as much cayenne as you want if you want a spicier sauce.

I know it’s much more traditional to grind your own chilies to make your sauce, but in this day and age with the spice shops that we have I have found that you can get GREAT quality powdered chilies and that’s why I’m calling for them in this recipe.  The whole idea here is that you can have delicious, flavorful sauce in about 10/15 minutes.  It’s really yummy – just be sure to use high quality chili powder.

It’s no lie that I call this Enchilada Sauce quick and easy – you can make it in about 10 minutes. It makes about two cups worth of sauce.

this sauce is perfect for these enchilada dishes:

This Creamy Enchilada Casserole is super easy to make and SO good!
Super delicious, super easy Beef Enchiladas.

here’s a video showing how to make this Enchilada Sauce:


Quick & Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce
A Super Simple, Super Fast Enchilada Sauce Recipe