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Texas Enchilada Sauce

Texas Enchilada Sauce

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Being from deep South Texas, I learned many ways to prepare Mexican and Tex-Mex foods. This is my all time favorite!

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  • Calories:
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 582 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, pepper, salt and garlic. Cover and cook over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute onion for about 4 minutes; stir into sauce. Cook sauce for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in bell pepper and cook 10 more minutes.
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Reviews

Esmee Williams
51
10/14/2003

This was much better than the stuff that comes in a can. If you have the time, I would definitely recommend that the next time you make enchiladas you use this sauce.

Carrie Magill
39
2/12/2004

We halved this recipe, pureed the crushed tomatoes, and left out the chunky onions and bell peppers. We ended up with an amazing thick-but-smooth, perfectly spiced red sauce! Just spicy enough to be interesting, but not too hot to eat. I used this with a copycat recipe for Taco Bell enchiladas, and the results were 100 times better than any fast food place or restaurant! The sauce really made the meal, and a half recipe made enough for 5 large enchiladas (and we used a lot of sauce). Truly this is a must have for any Mexican or Tex-Mex meals we make in the future!

SABE11
31
3/3/2005

The flavor is wonderful, but I want an enchilada sauce that is thinner, saucier, like the kind on restaurant enchiladas. Next time I will either use two cans tomato sauce in place of the crushed tomatoes or thin it out with broth. Also, I used 1/4 cup chili powder because I didnt want the heat to be overpowering, and it came out just right!