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A jar of homemade red enchilada sauce with a spoon in it. Next to the jar is some cilantro and a kitchen towel.
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Red Enchilada Sauce

This easy and healthy homemade Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe will become a new favorite! Made from broth, spices, tomato paste, and ghee, it comes together in 10 minutes and tastes just like your favorite Mexican restaurant’s enchilada sauce. Perfect for any kind of enchiladas, tacos, burritos, dips, veggies, and anything else you can imagine!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Easy Enchilada Sauce, Gluten Free Enchilada Sauce, Homemade Enchilada Sauce, Red Enchilada Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups
Calories 51kcal
Author Kelly



  • In a small saucepan, add ghee over medium-low heat and let it melt, about 1 minute. Add tomato paste and spices and let toast for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant and well combined with the ghee. Add broth and stir to combine. Bring it to a slow simmer and let simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside and let cool. Sauce will thicken as it cools. Store in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Enchilada sauce will solidify some in the fridge. To warm, add to a small sauce pan or microwave until liquid again.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.8mg