This Healthy Enchilada Sauce is made with homemade with wholesome, everyday ingredients. A simple to make, 10 minute enchilada sauce made easy on the stovetop with minimal work. Naturally gluten free, Paleo, Vegan and low in calories. Perfect for topping enchiladas, tacos, burritos, salads and more!
This recipe for Healthy Enchilada Sauce has become a favorite in my house! I didn’t know how much I loved enchilada sauce until I made my own. It’s the best!
I’ve always been a sucker for spicy foods. In fact, there was a time when I was living in Mexico and eating a ton of spicy foods and my stomach wasn’t having any of it. I was on Nexium for years. My doctor told me to stay away from spicy foods, but what she should have told me was to change my diet.
Generally, when people have acid reflux it’s due to inflammation in the gut contributed by eating too many processed foods. Once you remove those foods and change your diet, the inflammation will go down. Unfortunately, most doctors are quick to push the meds before suggesting a dietary change.
That’s what happened to me at that time in my life. I was eating too many unhealthy things and it greatly affected my stomach. Since I lost weight and have continued eating a healthy diet, I’ve had no acid reflux issues. Thank goodness because those meds were horrible!
If this is something you struggle with, I highly recommend you try that because you don’t want to miss out on the good foods in life like this healthy enchilada sauce! You can definitely customize the amount of chili powder to your taste buds. I like my extra spice so feel free to take yours down a notch!
Test the flavor while it’s cooking to get it just right. That’s half the fun! Then pour this delicious goodness over your tacos, burritos, salads (a great substitute to dressings) or casseroles. I love it on this tortilla-less enchilada casserole!
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Healthy Enchilada Sauce
This Healthy Enchilada Sauce is made with homemade with wholesome, everyday ingredients. A simple to make, 10 minute enchilada sauce made easy on the stovetop with minimal work. Naturally gluten free, Paleo and low in calories. Perfect for topping enchiladas, tacos, burritos, salads and more!
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a medium heat. Let the ingredients simmer together 2 minutes until it bubbles then reduce the heat to low and cover.
Let the ingredients simmer at a low heat for 8 minutes. The sauce will begin to thicken. Turn off the heat, test the salt and pepper. Add more to your liking if needed.
Cool the sauce in the pan then transfer to a mason jar and store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks and heat up an use as needed, or enjoy cold.
1 serving is approximately 1/4 cup
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