• Chipotle Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Chipotle Enchilada Sauce

First comes the enchilada sauce, next week comes the…enchiladas! I only recently realized how easy it is to make enchilada sauce at home. The basic ingredients are all pantry staples and ones that you likely already own.

Chipotle Enchilada Sauce

This homemade chipotle enchilada sauce has a great smoky flavor and a little bit of spice. You can find canned chipotle peppers in any grocery store – they come packed in adobo sauce and are usually located near the salsa and canned enchilada sauce.

You can adjust the spice level of this sauce by modifying the amount of adobo sauce. For more spice, increase the adobo sauce by 1/2 tablespoon at a time until the desired level of spiciness is reached.

Stay tuned…enchilada recipe coming soon!

Homemade Chipotle Enchilada Sauce

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Yields: 2 1/2 cups sauce


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 chipotle chili, chopped
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce


  1. Heat vegetable oil in skillet over medium heat
  2. Stir flour into oil and cook for about 1 minute, stirring often
  3. Add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds
  4. Add vegetable stock, tomato paste, cumin, salt, chipotle chili, and adobo sauce
  5. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken

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