Vegan Enchilada Sauce From Scratch

January 14, 2013 in Green Lifestyling, Vegan Recipes

Homemade vegan enchilada sauce is the way to go for my family and I for two simple reasons. The first one is pretty obvious to the everyday, health aware individual; I know EXACTLY what’s in it because I made it myself! Sure I’ve heard Old El Paso enchilada sauce is vegan but I haven’t contacted the company personally to find out.

The second reason is IT’S 5 TIMES BETTER THEN ANY STORE BOUGHT! (in my opinion at least)… I also like the fact that I can customize the flavor or hotness of the sauce depending on my mood for the day so enjoy!


Vegan Enchilada Sauce
yields approx. 32-33 oz.

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Enchilada Sauce made from scratch

4 tbsp. Chili Powder. If making from scratch use: 2 tsp. cayenne, paprika, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
1 1/2 tsp. Cumin
1 tbsp. cane sugar (eliminate if you like it nice and spicy)
1 tbsp. white onion, fine dice
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
3 tbsp. whole wheat flour
24 oz. tomato sauce
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, fine chop


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. In a medium sauce pan combine tomato sauce, veggie broth, spices and mix until well blended over medium high heat.
  3. After 3-5 minutes slowly stir in dry ingredients.
  4. Continue to cook until the sauce is warm completely through and as thick as you desire. If it starts out too thick simply add a little extra vegetable broth a tsp. at a time.

That’s right! Making a big old batch of vegan enchilada sauce really is that easy and it goes GREAT with many other things then just enchiladas. Try it as a topping on your favorite veggie burger or over wild rice!