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10 Minute Enchilada Sauce

Enjoy enchilada night – real food style! Smokey, spicy, sweet and tangy this enchilada sauce has nothing on canned, and only 10 minutes to simmer stovetop!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada sauce recipe, homemade enchilada sauce, how to make enchilada sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 2 TB friendly fat to cook in butter, lard, avocado oil etc
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle pepper powder or more if you want more heat
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 15 oz organic tomato sauce I get mine at Costco
  • 1 cup bone broth or water
  • Sea salt /pepper to taste)


  • Melt a couple of TB of friendly fat in a sauce pan and cook the onion with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and low simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Puree the sauce with handheld blender or in a blender until smooth and then sea salt and pepper to taste.