Homemade enchilada sauce is easy to make and far superior to the canned version, particularly with a great recipe like this one. I learned this recipe from a good friend who always had the best enchiladas. As you may know, the key to a good enchilada is the sauce. Needless to say, my friend was generous in sharing her recipe and process with me and I share this homemade enchilada sauce with you here.
We use this homemade enchilada sauce for enchiladas, tacos, enchilada salad (pictured here), omelets, and as a base for a soup.
You may also try adding tomato sauce or juice as part of the liquid in this homemade enchilada sauce recipe.
Use your sauce immediately or store it in a glass container in the refrigerator. It will keep for a week in the cold environment of a refrigerator. This homemade enchilada sauce does not freeze well.