International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo
Recipes Around the World International Vegetarian Union
Vegan TexMex Recipes - Burritos, Fajitas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Salsa/Sauces
Contributed by Vegetarians and Vegans from around the world
Use these links to buy from amazon and IVU gets up to 10%!

Steve's Internet Enchilada Sauce
From: Steve Davis - Oakland, CA, USA

This creation was made because we were out of our usual brand name enchilada sauce. However, I dare say it is actually more tasty and healthier than the regular store-bought canned product. Especially with the vegies being Farmers market ones.

  • 2xLarge Tomatoes(diced)
  • 1xMedium Onion(diced)
  • 2xMedium Carrots(diced)
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Salsa
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Thyme
  • 1-2 dashes Habanero Sauce
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 2-1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 cup Secret Ingredient (beer)

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 1-2 mins. Add onion, oregano, chili powder, basil, ground black pepper, salt, cumin, parsley, salsa, and tomatoes.
Mix together and stir in the water. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 mins. Remove bay leaves, and the sauce is ready for making enchiladas or what have you.

Depending on the tomatoes, you may need to add a little water.