Enchilada sauce

Enchilada sauce


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About this recipe: This is a nicely spiced enchilada sauce - pour over corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and your choice of shredded beef or chicken, or refried beans.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 tablespoons salsa
  • 175g (6 oz) passata
  • 350ml (12 fl oz) water

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the onion, oregano, chilli powder, basil, black pepper, salt, cumin, parsley, salsa and passata.
  2. Mix together and then stir in the water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Reviews (10)


Very nice. I added some pepper and used spring onions instead of onion. I won't be using as much chilli powder as the original recipe as it blew my girlfriends head off! - 05 Mar 2010


This is a great recipe, had forgotten to rate it but i havnt bought jarred sauce since i found this recipe about a year ago - 02 Jul 2010


A nice simple sauce. Next time I'll add a few fresh peppers and mushrooms to give it a bit more texture. - 04 Sep 2009

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