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Homemade Spicy Enchilada Sauce

spicy enchilada sauce in jar

In this house, we love Mexican food! We don’t wait for Taco Tuesday night to to indulge in some delicious Mexican cuisine. Any day of the week is a good excuse for me! 🙂 Try this homemade spicy enchilada sauce in your favourite Mexican dishes on your next Taco Tuesday, or ANY DAY!

This homemade version is a great substitute for store bought. Store bought sauces often contain artificial colours, flavours and other preservatives. Avoid all that with this very easy recipe. This sauce uses 8 simple ingredients. It is very easy to make, and it only takes 15 minutes from start to finish.

Chop your jalapeno and garlic very fine so you won’t have large chunks in your sauce. Simmer all your ingredients in a small pot, and enjoy with your favourite Mexican dishes.

Use your delicious homemade spicy enchilada sauce with these Vegan Enchilada Casseroles or Vegan Tacos! Or use this sauce with any dish that needs a little kick.

spicy enchilada sauce in jar

Homemade Spicy Enchilada Sauce

Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 Cups
Homemade spicy enchilada sauce contains real ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge and pantry. No need for store bought!
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  • 1 tsp avocado oil or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 jalapeno very finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2.5 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Add the oil and jalapeno to a small saucepan and sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 more minute.
  • Add the broth, tomato paste and seasonings and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8 minutes until slightly reduced.
Serving: 3Tbsp | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 48mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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