Monday, April 19

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

The ladies fellowship from our church in Hometown did the Apples of Gold bible study, which I attended several years ago.  The whole study is based on Titus 2 where Paul encourages the older generations teaching the younger generations to lead godly lives.  Part of the study was a cooking portion and the older women taught the younger women of the group about cooking and opening your home to others.  Our study did not follow all of the recipes of the book, as our church paid for the ministry for all of those who attended, so a conscientious effort was made to keep costs down.  This was one of the recipes that was prepared for us--and I have made it again and again.  It's that good.

But really, do I share any recipes that are just plain terrible?

No--but that's just my opinion.  Of course, this does take a little extra time, but it is well worth it, and probably much more cost effective--and I can pronounce all the ingredients too.  And that's always nice.  :)

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, minced (about 1 cup)
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar (I never include it and it still tastes great!)
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes (drained)
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 8 oz can Mexican style tomato sauce (a lot of times I don't have this, so I use a 14 1/2 oz. can of tomato sauce and add some canned chilies)

Heat oil in sauce pan over medium high heat until hot (not smoking), about 2 minutes.  Add onion and cook stirring occassionally until softened and beginning to brown (about 5 minutes).  Add garlic, chili powder, coriander, cumin, salt, and sugar.  Cook, stirring constantly until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add tomatoes and tomato sauce.  Stir to mix and then put in a food processor to puree. 

Pour a little of the sauce on the bottom of your baking dish before adding enchiladas.  Place enchiladas in dish and pour the rest of the sauce on top.  Top with cheese and heat through in oven. 


This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap 

Life As Mom Ultimate Recipe Swap 



Lucy Marie said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Sherry said...

Oh, yes! homemade enchilada sauce is sooo much better! :D

Brenda said...

I've never tried making my own sauce, but this is a good recipe to have handy.

Alea said...

This sounds really good! I just finished making tow pans of enchiladas, but I am going to give this recipe a try next time.

Ann said...

Ummmm this looks so yummy! I will have to try this!
Come check out my Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie.

Beverly said...

sound great! will give a try

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

That sounds delicious - homemade sauces are always so tasty. Thank you for sharing it.

MrsJenB said...

Oh my gosh that sounds sooooo good! Now you have me wondering about maybe having lunch at that Mexican place down the street...

I think it's so cool, too, to show the younger women the finer points of cooking and sharing with others.

Thanks for sharing @ TMTT!

Ginger said...

Thanks for this! We are trying to stay away from soy at our house, and I was discouraged this morning at the grocery when I discovered that canned sauce has soy in it. I am so glad for an alternative.
Love your blog header. I am not techno clever enough yet to figure out how to do that, but it is on my summer to-do list.

Lisa said...

I think my stomach just growled!! Thanks for sharing.


Janine said...

Thanks for posting this! I would love a good homemade enchilada sauce recipe. I've tried a couple without really being impressed. I'll give this one a whirl!

barb said...

I just love that study-Apples of Gold-
I hope I can pay it forward someday with my love of cooking and spoiling others~

elizabeth said...

Thank you - I love the idea of making my own enchilada sauce. :)

Angi said...

I've saved this recipe. Thank you for sharing. I plan to try it. I'm your new follower since I found you at the Iron Chef Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I saw your blog while browsing.. I terribly wanted to cook enchilada..Thanks a lot. i am your new follower

Ott, A. said...

You take great pictures and that looks so delish! Thanks for linking up to this month's Iron Chef Challenge. I hope you'll be back next month!


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