Kittencal's Red Enchilada or Taco Sauce
25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
15 ingredients
6-8 servings
I strongly suggest to make this sauce a day ahead and refrigerate as the flavors will blend together even more, and I advise that you double amounts if you are using it for enchiladas, what you do not use may be frozen for later use, this sauce freezes very well, in fact I most always make more to have handy in my freezer --- this makes a fantastic sauce for tacos or enchiladas it is the only one that I use I never purchase bottled this is much better --- the sour cream is only optional add in for a creamy-style sauce :)

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  • 3 -4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 -5 teaspoons chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 -4 teaspoons cumin (can use more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (or use crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 cup just use water
  • 1 teaspoon white salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional, add in for a creamy sauce, can use more to taste)


Serving Size (112.43 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 114.0 Calories from Fat 91.08
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.12g 93.39%
Saturated Fat 2.39g 71.77%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 6.9mg 13.8%
Sodium 466.92mg 116.73%
Total Carbohydrate 5.53g 11.06%
Dietary Fiber 1.25 g 30.12%
Sugars 1.91 g %
Protein 1.7g 20.44%
Vitamin A 662.62IU% Vitamin C 3.17mg%
Calcium 54.36mg% Iron 1.8mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
small onion, dried red pepper flakes, dried oregano, dried basil, fresh minced garlic, salsa, white, ground pepper