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Gail's Enchilada Sauce or Gravy

Gail's Enchilada Sauce or Gravy

Gail’s Enchilada Sauce or Gravy is an easy delicious Tex-Mex style sauce to put over enchilada’s. Use with cheese or beef enchiladas.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sauces, Dressings & Condiments
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 2 cups
Calories 98 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons oil I use grapeseed
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder or to desired taste (Gail used Gebhardt)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano or to taste (crush between your fingers)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder or to taste
  • 1 cup water or more as needed
  • 1 cup beef broth or more as needed


  • Heat the oil in a sauté pan, add the flour and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the flour is just beginning to brown. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, onion, and regular salt, stir well. Add the water and beef stock, stir well; bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer, stirring and adding more water and beef broth (in equal portions) until you have the sauce consistency you desire. Simmer for 20 minutes; taste and adjust seasonings. 


Serving: 1gSodium: 516mgFiber: 2gCalories: 98kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 8gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 6g
Keyword enchilada sauce, homemade enchilada sauce, red enchilada sauce, Tex-Mex enchilada gravy
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