Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce

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

    Servings

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 25 Mins

    Cooking Time

  • 35 Mins

    Ready In


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained and blended smooth
  • 1 Tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise


  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® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise. Use as a sauce for your favorite enchilada recipe.

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