Simple Enchilada Sauce

I wanted a simple and easy Enchilada sauce. This is it. All the ingredients found in my cupboard, with a 20 minute cook time.

Simple Enchilada Sauce

3 Tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon flour (or low carb baking mix, just to thicken)
3 tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/3 teaspoons ground cumin
10 ounce tube tomato paste
1 teaspoon dry oregano
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
Salt to taste

In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add flour (or low carb mix) and stir in well. Cook for about 1 minute. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook for another minute. Add in the tomato paste, oregano and cook for 30 seconds. Add in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once at the boiling point, reduce heat down to low and cook for about 15 minutes. This will reduce and thicken. Stir often (I use a whisk). Salt to taste. Either use immediately, or refrigerate for up to a week. This also freezes well.

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