The Easiest Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

homemade red enchilada sauce in a glass jar with a black spoon dipping some out.

This homemade red enchilada sauce is the easiest and best sauce for making authentic enchiladas! It’s full of flavor with just the right amount of Mexican spice, and only takes 25 minutes, a saucepan and a few simple ingredients. (vegan, gluten-free)




  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a saucepan or pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Lower heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until reduced and slightly thickened.
  3. Use in your favorite recipe, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 3 months.


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