Versatile Mexican Enchilada Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4 servings
  • Avocado oil
  • 1 white onion, ½ inch dice
  • 2 whole cloves garlic
  • 1 red pepper, ½ inch dice
  • 2 cups tomatoes (1 15oz jar)
  • 1 jar of tomato paste (7oz.)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice from half a lime (optional)
  1. Heat the oil in a large saute pan and sweat the onion, garlic and red pepper with a pinch of salt. Continue to cook the vegetables until they are caramelized (everything is uniformly browned).  Deglaze the pan, by adding the tomatoes and tomato paste and stirring up the brown bits from the bottom into the sauce with a wooden spoon.
  2. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer the sauce until everything is soft.
  3. Pour the sauce into a Vitamix (or other high powered blender) and blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt if desired.  This is where you can add the lime juice if you like.  I don't typically add it.
  4. Now get to tossing this sauce on EVERYTHING! Go forth and sauce...!
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