I could include this vegan enchilada sauce in an enchilada recipe but this sauce is so good that it deserve a post on its own. You can use it with regular enchiladas but you can also use this sauce in a enchilada bowl. Add it to your tacos or include it into a burrito. This sauce has organic ingredients and is vegan hence we are making the best vegan enchilada sauce. Are you ready to learn how to make this sauce? Lets get started!
Making a sauce from scratch can be a daunting task but just like with many other recipes once you have done it and see how easy it is to make yourself you are wondering why you are still buying these sauces from the store. They are convenient and easy as you open the bottle or packet and put it in a pan. But store bought sauces usually contain a lot of salt and taste enhancers.
When you make your own sauce you can determine how many salt and other taste enhancers you are using.This sauce does not contain any added salt. The vegetable stock has salt so no need to add additional salt.
Further this sauce is so worth it to make from scratch. The taste is amazing and I promise you will want to make this recipe over and over again. It is not call the best vegan enchilada sauce for nothing.
To start the sauce you have to make a roux. You can do this using butter or vegetable sun flower oil. I used the latter and start with two table spoons of vegetable oil, two table spoons of organic flour and mix these together over low to medium heat. Add splashes of stock when the mixture is to dry. When the roux is cooked start adding the herbs and spices like:
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
Mix thoroughly while adding vegetable stock. Beat the sauce with a whisk or spoon as the flour can turn into lumps. Lastly you can add the tomato puree and let the sauce simmer and let the sauce thicken. It is ready to use.
How to make the best vegan enchilada sauce
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Store the best vegan enchilada sauce
You can store this sauce in the fridge for up to a week in air tight containers. This sauces freezes well and can be stored in the freezer
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This sauce has organic ingredients and is vegan hence we are making the best vegan enchilada sauce. Add it to enchilada, tacos or burritos. Lets get started
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp all purpose organic flour
- ½ tbsp chili powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp parsley
- 2 cups of vegetable stock
- 1 cup sieved tomato sauce
Heat a small pan over low to medium heat
Add 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
Stir 2 tbsp of all purpose organic flour through the oil. Let it simmer and add small splashes (the size of a table spoon) of stock to the mixture until you get a smooth sauce
Now add the spices and herbs the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano and parsley
Keep on stirring with a whisk while adding the 2 cups of vegetable stock to prevent lumps from forming
When all of the vegetable stock is add let the sauce simmer for a minute before you add the tomato sauce
Then let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes until it thickens
The chili powder I use is quite hot there for I use only ½ tbsp. If you use a mild chili powder you can add more e.g 2-4 tbsp.