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How to make Enchilada sauce

2018-09-11 20:37 #0 by: jadekintz

Last night I had a huge craving for enchiladas and decided to make my own sauce. It was delicious  and paired well with shredded chicken I had cooking in my crockpot. 

The recipe I used is as follows:

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato sauce 
  • salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer until thickens to a consistency you like.

This recipe is super simple and a win in our house! 

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2018-09-11 21:33 #1 by: Leia

Would you say this is a cheaper alternative to a ready-made sauce?

All the best, Leia

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2018-09-12 07:32 #2 by: Niklas

What's a crockpot?

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2018-09-12 14:34 #3 by: Evelina

Yummmmm! I love making homemade enchilada sauce! In love I personally use double the amount of chilli powder lol. And I like to mix up the types of chilli powder, such as chipotle, ancho, etc. 

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2018-09-12 16:32 #4 by: jadekintz

#1 I think that it is more cost effective because most of the ingredients are already in the pantry, the taste is also so much better! 

#2 A crockpot is a slow cooker that has a ceramic basin and sits in an electric heater! I love using this in the winter months :) 

#3 Does the additional chili powder make it spicier? I found that the leftover enchiladas tasted better the next day.

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2018-09-12 16:46 #5 by: Evelina

#4 It does make it spicier but also much more rich in flavour!

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2018-09-12 18:09 #6 by: Leia

# it does sound delicious! 

All the best, Leia

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2018-09-12 20:24 #7 by: jadekintz

#5 I am going to take your advice and try it out. Have you ever tried a green sauce enchilada recipe?

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2018-09-12 20:52 #8 by: Evelina

#7 I have never tried it because I sense you need tomatillos for that and I can’t buy them here. But I am sure green enchilada sauce would be so yummy!

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2018-09-13 15:55 #9 by: jadekintz

#8 I believe you do and that makes sense, can you possibly grow them in the summertime like a tomato?

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2018-09-13 15:56 #10 by: Evelina

#9 I have tried and failed haha

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2018-09-13 16:06 #11 by: jadekintz

#10 oh shooot well I’ll try it and tell you how it goes!

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2018-09-13 16:08 #12 by: Evelina

#11 yay!

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2018-09-13 20:04 #13 by: jordan

This recipe looks really good! Would you recommend any tips with shredding chicken in general?

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2018-09-13 20:14 #14 by: Evelina

#13 I used to boil the chicken in water for 20 minutes and then drain and let it cool. Then shred the chicken with a fork.

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2018-09-14 23:48 #15 by: jordan

#14 Thanks! I shall give it a go!

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