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Honestly the BEST beef enchiladas you will ever have in your life! The secret to making them so good is in the homemade enchilada sauce.---plus they can be made ahead!
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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups enchilada sauce


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 can 28 oz tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute garlic in oil until just fragrant. Whisk in flour, seasonings, and sugar until smooth. Gradually whisk in tomato sauce until sauce is smooth. Bring enchilada sauce to a simmer, then remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Use enchilada sauce as directed in recipe or store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.