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Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

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  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add flour and stirring occasionally, cook for one minute.
  3. Add the tomato paste, 2 Tbsp chili powder and the remaining spices. Stir well.
  4. Very slowly add the water or stock, stirring constantly.
  5. Bring the sauce to a simmer and the sauce will thicken slightly.
  6. Taste and add additional chili powder, if more heat is desired.
  7. Add the vinegar and serve warm!


Chili powder varies across the globe, but I’m using “American” chili powder which is NOT the same thing as cayenne or crushed red chilies.

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