Friday, June 20, 2014

El Torito Enchilada Sauce

not my photo, borrowed from El Torito's Website....

One thing I miss from Ca is great Mexican food. For a sit down Mexican restaurant, El Torito was one of our faves. I found this recipe for the enchilada sauce and have made it a few times, it's the BEST!

Makes 1 quart

2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup red chile powder, mild
2 cups beef broth, fresh or canned
2 cups tomato puree, canned
1/2 tsp Mexican oregano, dried, crumbled
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp salt (to taste)

Heat oil in large saucepan. Add the flour to the oil and made a roux. Stir and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes until it becomes brown in color.

Add the chile powder, beef broth, tomato puree, oregano, cumin, garlic and salt to taste to the roux and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.


  1. NOW i am sincerely homesick - especially for the food . . . this looks delicious. Thank you.

  2. I once had a neighbor who missed Mexican food so much, his mother used to send him care packages from San Diego :) This looks so good!