Recipe: Homemade enchilada sauce

Hello!

I've had several people ask for my recipe for my enchilada sauce. I use it in several dishes...chilaquiles casserole, scramble eggs, soup, quesadillas and more. I consider it a little on the time consuming side but that may just be my laziness shining through. LOL Enjoy!


Tools needed: 
large pot
food processor or blender
large bowl
fine mesh colander
wooden spoon





Ingredients:
Dried red chillie peppers
tomatoes 1 large or 2 Roma
onions 1 small onion
garlic 5 or 6 cloves
salt to taste
water



Instructions:
Step 1:  Grab a couple of large handfuls of dried red peppers and place into pot. Add tomatoes to the pot. Fill pot with water. Cover.  Bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium. 







Step 2: Cook till peppers are re hydrated and tomatoes are soft. While peppers and tomatoes are boiling, chop onion and garlic.





Step 3:  Fill blender or food processor 1/2 to 3/4 full with peppers, tomatoes, onions and garlic. Add a couple of cups of the liquid from pot to the blender. Puree. *Remember this is hot. Please use caution*





Step 4:  Get out a large bowl. Put a fine mesh colander on bowl. Pour pureed sauce into mesh colander. Take wooden spoon and stir sauce that is in the colander. Work out the liquid. 




Step 5: What is left in the colander is bits of seeds, skin, etc that you do not want in your sauce. Toss that in the trash. Continue same process with the rest of your veggies. 




Salt to taste. Place in jars and refrigerate or use right away in your next meal. 



I hope you and your family enjoy this sauce as much as my family does. If you make this recipe please let me know how you liked it and what you used it in.

  Blessings,

Starla J. 


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32 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! I have been making more and more of our sauces and condiments and definitely plan to try this! Appreciate you for showing us how! Marie-Claire

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    1. We use it on several dishes or just a plain sauce to dip our cheese quesadillas in. Yum. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. Wow, this looks so good. I don't make enchiladas often but resort to the can. I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundaylinky. Hope you join us again this weekend! Pinning and sharing.

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    1. We use it on alot of different dishes!

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  3. Yummy!! I love enchiladas, I do not make them as much as I use to :(
    I make my sauce differently, my sauce is more of a brown sauce; I learned from my dad who is from El Paso.
    However, the sauce you use for your enchiladas is similar to what I use for my chilaquiles :)
    Thank you for sharing via Mommy Monday!
    XOXO

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    1. We use it on enchiladas and chilaquiles. Yummy!

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  4. I am stopping by from the Click and Chat Social Media Link Up. Yummy. I have been craving Enchiladas. This does not look too hard to make, and I don't even like to cook. I have printed this to try it soon. Thank you for the recipe. Check out my blog at www.timecapsule.com/blog

    Marcie
    www.facebook.com/TheOriginalTimeCapsule

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does! We use it on lots more than enchiladas. Thank you for stopping by. I'll swing by your blog!

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  5. We love Mexican food at our house and I love to make my own sauces. This is new to me, so I am excited to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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  6. Hi Starla,
    Now this is the real thing, I love your Homemade Enchilada Sauce!! I will be pinning this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! :) Thank you!

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  7. Oh wow thanks for sharing this....I am going to try making it instead of buying it by the can!

    Thanks!

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    1. We love it! Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. would I be able to make the sauce from fresh red peppers?

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    1. I have never made it with fresh peppers before so I am not sure. Let me know if you try it. :)

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    1. It is and we use it in so many ways. Versatile! Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. This looks so good! I need to try this.

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  11. Wow. That looks great! Our family loves quesadillas and I can see where we would devour that stuff!

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  12. Looks amazing! Now I'm getting hungry!

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  13. Oh this looks and sounds amazing and I might even be able to make it myself.

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  14. Oh wow, this looks amazing! My husband would absolutely LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh I'll have to try this! Love when recipes aren't filled with sugar and a bunch of extras :)

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  16. The colour is amazing and I bet the flavour is too. I wont' lie, my mouth is wondering about the heat coming out of all of those peppers. Does it have some kick?

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  17. Love the from scratch recipe. Canned has so much junk. Great recipe. Pinning! =)

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