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Gluten-free Enchilada Sauce (Low Carb Recipe)

Red Enchilada Sauce is the secret to making good tasting Enchiladas. This recipe is low carb, gluten-free and easy to prepare. Enjoy it on enchiladas, tacos or your morning eggs.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 53kcal
Author lowcarbmaven.com


  • 3 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp pure chile powder
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sukrin :1 (or Swerve Granulated or sugar if not low carb)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/16 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Put all of the ingredients into a medium to large frying pan on medium heat.
  • Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the red enchilada sauce has reduced by one cup and about two cups are left. (The burner heat may need to be adjusted) The sauce will be thin but flavorful. It will thicken-up in the oven as the enchiladas cook.
  • Remember: The enchilada sauce is what flavors the enchiladas, so taste and adjust the seasonings. If the sauce is a little bitter, add just a touch more sweetener. It will help balance the flavors, but go easy with it. Discard the bay leaf before using.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-free Enchilada Sauce (Low Carb Recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g