Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Easy Enchiladas

I love enchiladas but they have become rare around here because they take so much time and energy to make. I would make the sauce from scratch - 30 minutes and then roll each corn tortilla. I am kind of impatient!

Last night I experimented with making a easy sauce that turned out great and layering the tortillas instead of rolling them, it cut down the time and effort by 15+ minutes.
Easy Enchilada Sauce
3 tablespoons of Earth Balance
1/4 cup all purpose flour
8 oz of tomato sauce
1 and 1/4 cup of water
a pinch of fresh cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of chili powder
2 teaspoons of hot sauce

Melt butter on medium heat in a medium stock pot, Slowly whisk in flour, add tomato sauce, whisk some more, add water, stir and then add spices, stir again, reduce heat to a simmer, cover
with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Easy huh?

Also with dinner I served some luscious mangoes covered with lime juice, salt, chili powder and hot sauce! Super tasty! We had rice to - we always have red rice with Mexican food!


  1. We love enchiladas, too, but like you we dont' have them often because they're so time consuming to make. The sauce sounds great!

    I've got to get some mangos. Been craving them lately.

  2. yay! i'm a fan of the pantry feng shui enchilada bake. i'm just too lazy and impatient to make enchiladas or tamales.