Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce






6 people


This spicy, homemade enchilada sauce recipe with satisfying rich Hellmann's® Real Mayonnaise makes a great base for your enchiladas.


  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. (7 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) water
  • 1 can (440 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained and blended smooth
  • 1 1/2 tsp. (7 mL) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) Hellmann's® Real Mayonnaise

  1. Amount per Serving
Title Amount per Serving
Energy 100.0
Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre 10.0 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Fibre 2.0 g
Protein 2.0 g


  1. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat and cook onion, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add tomato paste, chili powder, oregano and cumin and cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes.

  2. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture forms a paste. Slowly add water and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and stir in diced tomatoes, brown sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce starts to thicken, about 15 minutes. Stir in Hellmann's® Real Mayonnaise. Use as a sauce for your favorite enchilada recipe.