Easy homemade enchilada sauce

There are two questions I always get asked pretty frequently: how to make a nutritious and delicious meal for dinner fast and that everybody wants to eat, and how do I keep my home so clean with all the cooking I do. Well, in this post, I will answer both questions. Here’s a hint, this easy homemade enchilada sauce recipe, and Bona products.

This post is sponsored by Bona®, the recipe, pictures and opinions are all mine.

This easy homemade enchilada sauce recipe is very easy to make and is a total lifesaver when life gets really busy. It’s a great starter to make enchiladas, burritos, chilaquiles, or migas  – anything Mexican. I usually prepare it in large batches, store it in the fridge or sometimes freeze it. The only downside of making this enchilada sauce recipe is that it is a bit messy to prepare and that is when having a good Bona® Premium Spray Mop for Hard-Surface Floors and Bona PowerPlus Antibacterial Surface Cleaner comes in handy.

How to make enchilada sauce?

  • Sauté the aromatics. In a saucepan, add the tablespoon of oil and the onion. When the onion is translucent, add the garlic and leave for three minutes. Be careful not to let it burn.
  • Add the spices. Add the oregano, cumin, chipotle, and salt. Leave for a minute or until the aroma of the spices is released.
  • 🖐MESSY PART. Add the tomato puree and water; some splatter may happen. Be prepared to clean (have a Bona Mop and Bona surface cleaner).
  • Blend. Using a food processor (affiliate link) or a blender, liquefy until completely smooth.
  • Store. Store in jars in the fridge or freeze in a freezer-safe container.

How to use the homemade enchilada sauce?

As I mentioned before, this enchilada sauce is so versatile that it can work in many ways: you could use it to make enchiladas, or as a base for a soup, or even as simple salsa for nachos, chilaquiles, quesadillas, or burritos.

For example, want super easy and flavorful enchiladas? Grab a baking dish (affiliate link) and put in a spoonful or two of this enchilada sauce. Roll up some warm corn tortillas filled with a mix of cooked brown rice, cooked black beans, and greens. Place them on top of the enchilada sauce, pour more sauce on top, and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with diced avocado, chopped cilantro, and sliced red onion. And there you go, dinner in a pinch, so now it’s time to clean.

So now that you know one of my tricks for easy and nutritious dinner recipes, let me tell you about my cleaning hacks to keep my home spotless.

Tips & Tricks for a clean home

  • CLEAN AS YOU GO. Yes, do not wait until the end to clean and pick up everything you used. Have a good mop and your surface cleaner on hand, always. I use Bona® Premium Spray Mop for Hard-Surface Floors because I love the combination of a good floor cleaning solution and a good microfiber cleaning pad. Also, it is so easy to use… spray, wipe, and you’re done. You have clean floors without dust, dirt, or grime, and NO residue. Bona products are safe for my family and pet.
  • HAVE A TRASH BOWL. Every time I start cooking I always have a bowl beside my cutting board. All the scraps, empty cans, empty jars, etc. go in there. This makes picking up so much faster!
  • BUY THE RIGHT CLEANING PRODUCTS. Buy cleaning products that are safe to use on most or all of your surfaces, products that are ready to use, and eliminate grease and grime. I like to use Bona PowerPlus® Antibacterial Surface Cleaner, which uses hydrogen peroxide to power through tough stains and germs.

So here is the recipe for my easy homemade enchilada sauce and my tips for having a clean kitchen/home while cooking delicious and easy homemade meals for your family. Take a picture of your sauce, the dish you made with this enchilada sauce, or your cleaning as you go and share it on Instagram or FB. If you are going to make this recipe later save it on Pinterest.

It would also be fantastic and super helpful if you leave a comment and/or rating of this recipe in the comment section. Please feel free to write suggestions, ideas, or how it went when you made the recipe.

Easy homemade enchilada sauce

Super easy to prepare, vegan, healthy and easy enchilada sauce.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
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Total Time 20 mins
Course Basics
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 cups
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or immersion blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon oil with a neutral taste I use avocado oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • cups tomato puree
  • cup water

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan add the tablespoon of oil and the onion. When the onion is translucent add the garlic and leave for three minutes. Be careful not to let it burn.
  • Add the oregano, cumin, chipotle, and salt. Leave for a minute or until the aroma of the spices is released.
  • Add the tomato puree and water. Mix well and simmer on low for five minutes.
  • Test and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Using a food processor or a blender, liquefy until completely smooth.
  • Store in jars in the fridge or freeze.

Notes

This recipe calls for chipotle chile powder, but feel free to use any othe ground chili or chili powder mix that you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 832mgPotassium: 690mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 887IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 3mg
Keyword enchilada sauce, mexican sauces

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