Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Home Made Enchilada Sauce

Here is a step by step guide to making great tasting enchilada sauce. The secret to this recipe is to use chicken broth instead of water. When I boil a chicken, along with adding some salt, I add an onion and one or two Jalapeno peppers that have been blended until smooth. This adds great flavor to the chicken as well as makes a very rich broth.

Now, first begin by melting 2 to 3 tablespoons shortening in a skillet. Next add 3 tablespoons flour.
With a wire wisk blend the flour and melted shortening.
To this add 2 tablespoons red chili powder.
Continue stirring until blended and thick.
Begin adding chicken broth 1/2 cup at a time. The amount of broth used depends on how thick or thin you need your sauce to be.
Continue blending to remove all lumps.
When your sauce begins to look and feel like thick paste;
Add more broth.
Continue stirring.
Add broth again.
And keep stirring until it is just right.
Add salt to taste at this point.Now your sauce is ready; it looks and smells great!


Helen Cates said...

Wow, looks great! Where did you get the idea?

Melissa said...

wow - that looks delicious! My mouth is watering!

Lib said...

THis looks good.Thanks for sharing!

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