Homemade Enchilada Sauce

This Homemade Enchilada Sauce recipe is VEGAN and super easy to make! Perfect for Enchiladas and other yummy dishes!

 Homemade Enchilada Sauce- VEGAN and easy to throw together! | Recipe from BBritnell.com

Monday morning has hit me like a ton of bricks today. My eyes feel like they have weights on them and I’m just generally moving at a rather slow rate. At least I’m justified in this 3rd cup of coffee that I’m currently consuming.

In exciting news: I got a new camera!! The camera that I have used up until this point has been VERY good to me and I’ll be holding on to it because I can’t bare to part with it. However, it was a Canon 60D which has a cropped frame censor and I’ve really been wanting a more professional, full framed camera for a while now. SO, I’m now the proud owner of a Canon 6D. I’m loving it so far and took an extra few pictures over the weekend just to play with it.

ALSO- it’s said to be a great camera for video which is something that I really want to get into a bit more. I made THIS video diary of my trip to Cancun last year and I absolutely LOVED putting that together and having that video documentation of our trip. Mostly I want to test out making some recipe videos so hopefully you’ll be seeing some of those very soon.

 Homemade Enchilada Sauce- VEGAN and easy to throw together! | Recipe from BBritnell.com

How to Make Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Part of what I love about this enchilada sauce is how EASY it is to make! The whole thing comes together in one small saucepan. First the oil and flour are heated and then the tomato sauce, broth, and spices are added in. The whole thing is simmered for about 15 minutes and then it’s DONE.

I got this recipe from an old vegan cookbook that I checked out from the library. It’s simple. It’s easy. And it’s SO good. I like it because it’s easy to adjust the heat levels if you want it extra spicy or even extra mild.

I plan to do lots of yummy things with this enchilada sauce on the blog in the coming months so be prepared :)

Exhibit #1:

 Homemade Enchilada Sauce- VEGAN and easy to throw together! | Recipe from BBritnell.com

I’ll be back Wednesday with the recipe for those Vegan Veggie Enchiladas!! Until then, I hope you make it through Monday, friends!!

 Homemade Enchilada Sauce- VEGAN and easy to throw together! | Recipe from BBritnell.com


Homemade Enchilada Sauce

  • Author: B. Britnell
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the spices (including the espresso powder) and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil and whisk in the flour. Let cook for just a minute until the flour is completely absorbed and just as it begins to brown.
  3. Add in the tomato sauce, broth, and spices. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Once done, remove from heat and either use immediately or store for later.

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8 comments on “Homemade Enchilada Sauce”

  1. Yum!! Maybe its the cold weather or just simply genetics, but I am CRAVING spicy recently. I went on spice splurge at the grocery store the other day! Going to give this one a try. Thanks!

  2. Oh this is exciting! I’ve been meaning to find a good homemade enchilada sauce recipe because I’m really worried that most of the jarred ones will be too spicy for my husband and me. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Could you tell me what is 1 15 oz in mL please?

    • According to Siri would be 1 can of 445ml.  I was confused a bit too when I first looked but it reads as One 15oz can.  Hope that helps!  

  4. I am allergic to caffeine. What do you suggest to use instead of espresso powder?