This is hands down, The Best Enchilada Sauce Recipe ever. Once you try this, you'll never buy canned again! If you love enchiladas as much as I do, then making homemade enchilada sauce from scratch is a must.
Yield: 16 servings
4.94 from 48 votes

The Best Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
This is hands down, The Best Enchilada Sauce Recipe ever! You'll never buy canned again!


  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 -1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons  chipotle chilis in adobo sauce (chopped (to taste))
  • 1 tsp Mexican hot chili powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper (to taste)


  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and garlic; sauté until golden, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, chipotle chiles, hot chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered for 7-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use. Makes 4 cups.


Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 21kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 355mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g
Blue Smart Points: 0
Green Smart Points: 0
Purple Smart Points: 0
Points +: 1