Enchilada sauce is the true star in enchiladas. Here’s 5 homemade enchilada sauce recipes — that are easier than you might think.
While I’ve made enchiladas many, many times for my family, it was only a few years ago that I tried making homemade enchilada sauce from scratch. I tried it out of desperation — our grocery store in Virginia only carried one brand and while it was ok, I figured I could make one better. I gave it a shot and it was better — even better than I had hoped for.
Today, I still make enchilada sauce from scratch, but sometimes I do still buy cans of it at the store. Now that we live in Las Vegas, I have several great brands available to me in our grocery stores, so I’m not just stuck with one brand that I’m not so crazy about. If I’m short on time or just don’t feel like making it fro scratch, I’ll pick up a can (and my family eats them just the same).
When it comes to making the actual enchiladas, I don’t usuallygo by a “recipe”. The enchilada sauce is the part I do rely on a recipe for — either one of my own or another one that sounds good to me. With a good enchilada sauce recipe, fillings (like shredded chicken, cheese, etc) and tortillas and I’m good to go.
I imagine that many of you make enchiladas too and perhaps you want to try some different sauces. Maybe you’ve never made homemade enchilada sauce and you want to give it a try. To help you out, I have selected 5 awesome enchilada sauce recipes from fellow food bloggers that I think rock. All of these sauces caught my eye and are on my immediate “got to try” list. As you’ll see from each one, they are all different — different ingredients and different techniques. Give them a visit — they’d love to meet you.
Ancho Chile Enchilada Sauce
by Cooking on the Weekends
Chipotle Enchilada Sauce
by The Black Peppercorn
Red Enchilada Sauce
by Gimme Some Oven
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
by Cookie Monster Cooking
Green Enchilada Sauce
by Our Best Bites
Want more enchilada goodness? Be sure to check out my own enchilada posts: