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Quick and Easy Red Enchilada Sauce

Here’s a quick and easy red enchilada sauce that you can make in a skillet–in no time at all! 

quick and easy red enchilada sauce

What’s so speedy about this particular Tex-Mex enchilada sauce is that it’s made in one skillet. No blender needed. Instead of dried chiles, this sauce is made with chili powder. Chili powder, (affilliate link) chili ending in “i”, to differentiate from chiles, or ground chile pepper, ending with “e”. Chili powder is a blend of ground red chiles, along with cumin, garlic, oregano, and a few other spices.


You make this quick and easy enchilada sauce with vegetable broth and tomato vegetable juice, like V-8.  You start by making a garlic-seasoned gluten-free roux of cornmeal and avocado oil, and slowly add the broth and juice.

Know that this isn’t the truly authentic way to make red enchilada sauce. But it is quick and easy–using ingredients that many cooks always have on hand.

For the real deal, make my authentic red enchilada sauce with dried red chiles. Authenic red enchilada is quite easy to make as well, although you need to soak dried chiles about 20 minutes and you need a blender.

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Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Red Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 17.5mg21%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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