Red Chili Sauce

This recipe is part of the recipe for Chicken Enchiladas


Makes 2 cups


3 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup mild chili powder
2 cups water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in 3-quart pan over low heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes or just until golden. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbling and a light golden color. Blend in chili powder. Stir in water; add oregano and salt. Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick and boiling. Reduce heat to low so sauce stays warm but does not boil.

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