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easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com

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Homemade red enchilada sauce recipe

Homemade red enchilada sauce recipe

Enchilada sauce is a household staple and I’m so happy to be sharing this homemade red enchilada sauce recipe that my family and I enjoy ourselves!

It takes a bit for children to really get into spicy foods, so that’s why this red enchilada sauce is so perfect. It’s made with Chile California and thus, very mild. It’s super kid-friendly and delicious at the same time!

easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com

If you want to make this red enchilada sauce recipe a little bit spicier, we suggest you use a mix of Chile California and Guajillo.

The full recipe makes five cups of enchilada sauce. Chances are, you probably won’t use it all at once, so we suggest you save half of it in a Ziplock bag and throw it in the freezer to use for your next Mexican recipe.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Red enchilada sauce recipe

Yields: 5 cups

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Remove stems from chiles and bring to a boil. It’s optional to drain the water, but we do because the water makes it a bit spicier and a little bitter.
  2. Add ingredients to blender.
  3. Blend on high until smooth.
  4. Pour sauce through a sieve and strain.

This sauce is amazing for red enchiladas, but it can also be used for chilaquiles, carne con chile, or a simple pozole or menudo!

easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com
easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com
easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com
easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com
easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com
easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com
easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com
Yield: 5 cups

Red enchilada sauce

easy homemade red enchilada sauce to use in enchiladas, pozole, menudo and chilaquiles. - livingmividaloca.com

This homemade red enchilada sauce is made with Chile California and thus, very mild. It’s super kid-friendly and delicious at the same time!

Ingredients

  • 10-15 Dried Chiles California depending on size
  • 1/2 large onion or 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon Chicken Bouillon aka Knorr Suiza
  • 5 cups Water
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Remove stems from chiles and bring to a boil. It’s optional to drain the water, but we do because the water makes it a bit spicier and a little bitter.
    2. Add ingredients to blender.
    3. Blend on high until smooth.
    4. Pour sauce through a sieve and strain.

Notes

Save half of it in a Ziplock bag and throw it in the freezer to use for your next Mexican recipe.

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Originally published on March 23, 2020. Last Updated on March 23, 2020 by Pattie Cordova

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