bowls of enchilada sauce and sour cream with a large beer and basket of large chips in background

3 Ingredient Enchilada Sauce

  • Author: Jillian Fae
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 C (enough for 8-12 enchiladas) 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This is a quick and easy 3 ingredient enchilada sauce. No chiles, only chili powder. An ode to Super Mex’s mild tomatoey enchilada sauce.



1 6oz can tomato paste

3T J.Fae house seasoning

2C chicken stock


Combine the tomato paste, seasoning, and ½ C of the chicken stock in a small sauce pot over medium heat.

Cook for about 10 minutes whisking occasionally.

Whisk in the remaining stock and cook on low for about 10 minutes.

Season with salt to taste if necessary.


If you do not have or want to make J.Fae house seasoning, substitute: 2 t cumin 2 t chili powder 1 ½ t granulated garlic 1 t onion powder ½ t pepper ½ t salt

Keywords: Enchilada Sauce, Mexican Food, Cal-Mex

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