Clean and Simple Red Enchilada Sauce

Ahhhhh enchilada sauce… yum.

I couldn’t quite figure out if I loved enchilada sauce because I associated it with a sh!t ton of cheese, chips and salsa, and a big ole margarita… or because it is just that good.

This simple sauce proves the latter.

It’s amazing… smokey, flavorful, the perfect amount of heat, and jusssssst thick enough to make it feel indulgent.

I’ll keep this short and sweet…

Oh and sorry for the less than appetizing looking photo.

Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce

Just try it… on anything.  Enchiladas, chicken, (oh, which reminds me I need to post my enchilada sauce baked chicken recipe), over rice, over eggs, hell eat it with a spoon if you want… just try it!

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Clean and Simple Red Enchilada Sauce
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A sweet and smokey clean eating red enchilada sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can low sodium tomato sauce
  • 3-4 smashed and minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder - or more to your tastes for spice
  • ½ tsp tomato paste
  • a dash of salt and pepper
  1. Throw all ingredients into a sauce pan over medium heat
  2. Bring to a slight bubble - this will take about 5-7 minutes
  3. Reduce heat to low-medium
  4. Let simmer while stirring occasionally for about 15-20 minutes or until all flavors meld together

6 Responses to Clean and Simple Red Enchilada Sauce

  1. Brett October 6, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    This is so good! I can’t believe it’s so healthy!

  2. Amber July 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    Your recipe says 1/2 tsp of tomato paste. Is that right? It doesn’t seem like it would be worth opening a can to put it in.

  3. marley January 13, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    How much does this make

  4. Shanna January 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    How much does this recipe make?

  5. Marilyn February 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    Marley and Shanna, I would estimate about 2 cups. It’s definitely a recipe I don’t mind making extra of! It holds very well in the fridge. :)

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