July 2, 2013

improvised spicy enchilada sauce

This enchilada sauce came about because of laziness. I didn't want to go to the grocery store. I figured I could make some homemade enchilada sauce. I had no idea it would be so spicy. I couldn't even use it, and had to buy some anyway. :) However, the flavors are great and #1 loved it as a side sauce. I even added a bit to some sour cream so that I could enjoy it as well.

I used this recipe as my inspiration. The directions are pretty much the same, but my ingredients did vary a bit.

~1/4 cup oil
~2 Tbsp flour
~2 scant Tbsp chipotle chili powder (this is what took it over the edge. Feel free to use less and add more later)
~12 ounces tomato sauce
~1 cup water
The following I did not really measure:
Cumin - maybe 1 teaspoon
Cocoa - maybe 1/2  teaspoon
Onion flakes - maybe 1 teaspoon
Garlic powder - maybe 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - a pinch

I will definitely make this again. Just with less chipotle powder.

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