jessica (sea__secret) wrote in vegancooking,

make yer own damn enchilada sauce!

Just realized this recipe is vegan. i posted it as a comment to the entry below with the enchilada recipe. i apologize for the no measurements, but as this entry explains, this is a family recipe i got from a mexican woman i work with--her mama never measured a damn thing!

to make your own enchilada sauce:

(i got this recipe from a mexican woman i work with, it's been passed down through her family, so of course there are no accurate measurements, i apologize)...

pour a lot of chile powder (red), or soaked & chopped red chile pods into your blender (as she describes it, up to about the "first line" in the blender--up to a cup of chile.)
add 4 to 6 cloves of minced garlic, and salt to taste
fill the blender the rest of the way up with hot water.

blend well.

in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the blended mixture with "a big ladelful" (remember, this is a family recipe) of oil (i use canola because it's so much oil). EDIT: I forgot: add 2 tablespoons of flour as well at this point. STIR CONSTANTLY until sauce is thick and smooth.

then use that in your enchiladas, instead of a can!

i have used this on several occasions and it is delicious--spicier and tastier than the canned stuff. i always use chile powder rather than the pods, because the pods are a lot of work. but it is still delicious!! i usually use a lot of salt.
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