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A Quick 5-Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe, using basic pantry ingredients and a blender. With no cooking required, this sauce comes together in five minutes flat!  Video!

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Here’s a simple recipe for EASY homemade 5 Minute Enchilada Sauce that requires no cooking, no chopping and can be made in five minutes flat using a blender! Full of flavor, this tasty healthy Enchilada Sauce is silky smooth and perfect for baked enchilada’s, smothered burritos, or Enchilada Pie. 

Keep it mild for younger palates, or feel free to spice it up. Your call.

 Enchilada Sauce Video

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How to make EASY Enchilada Sauce!

  1. Place ingredients in blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. it’s done!

Why this EASY Enchilada Sauce Works

This untraditional Enchilada Sauce is made in reverse, blended then cooked.

It can cook in the oven with your enchiladas- and it comes in very handy when short on time.

It’s also very similar in flavor to Trader Joe’s bottled Enchilada Sauce. What I love about it is that it’s made with ingredients I almost always have on hand, often saving me from the dreaded last-minute trip to the grocery store.

If you like smoky flavor, feel free to add chipotle powder or canned chipotle.

During the summer months, I like to use fresh tomatoes, and during the colder months, diced canned tomatoes or tomato puree work well too.

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Of course, you can cook the Enchilada Sauce after you blend it- just simmer gently, covered in a pot for 10-15 minutes.

Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

This can be made ahead and refrigerated or even frozen.

Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

A fast and easy recipe for Enchilada Sauce, not lacking in flavor!

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Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

5 Minute Enchilada Sauce


Description

A quick and easy enchilada sauce that requires no cooking! Can be made in 5 minutes using a blender.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Taste, add more chipotle to desired heat level.
  4. If serving over enchiladas, the sauce will cook as it bakes with enchiladas.
  5. Or feel free to simmer gently on the stovetop, covered for 10-15 minutes.

Notes

The sauce will keep 4 days in the fridge or can be frozen.

 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 47
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 377.6 mg
  • Fat: 3.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. So although true that my made from scratch, roasted red pepper enchilada sauce is better . . . for tonight, a start of the work week Monday night, it was perfection. This recipe truly did take only five minutes to make and the baked on flavor was delicious. The roasted red peppers can wait for a holiday. I will definitely make this again (and again).

  2. I used fresh tomatoes from my garden, harvested from a glut of green tomatoes, which finally ripened under sheets of newspaper. I used a homemade chipotle pepper (smoked, then dried) which I blitzed in the blender first thing, for that teaspoon of chipotle powder. I doubled the sauce, which just fit in my blender. It is so flavourful! I can always count on your recipes, Sylvia, for that flavour bomb!

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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