Authentic Enchilada Sauce Recipe with El Pato: Spicy and Delicious

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If you love Mexican cuisine, then you are in for a treat! Today, I will be sharing a mouth-watering recipe for enchilada sauce using El Pato, a spicy tomato sauce that adds a perfect kick to your favorite dishes. Get ready to spice up your cooking and delight your taste buds!

Recipe Details:

  • Number of Diners: 4-6 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Estimated Preparation Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 can (7.75 oz) El Pato tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt to taste

Preparation Steps:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for about one minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the El Pato tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir to combine.
  4. Gradually add the chicken or vegetable broth, stirring constantly to remove any lumps.
  5. Simmer the sauce over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste.
  6. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for later use.


By using El Pato tomato sauce, you are infusing your enchilada sauce with a bold and spicy flavor that will enhance your dishes. This recipe is a quick and easy way to add an authentic Mexican taste to your meals.

Recommendations and Tips:

For an extra depth of flavor, you can sauté diced onions and minced garlic before adding the El Pato sauce. Adjust the chili powder to your preferred level of heat. This enchilada sauce can be used in various dishes such as enchiladas, burritos, and even as a dipping sauce for chips.

Fun Facts:

Did you know that El Pato is a popular brand known for its unique blend of tomatoes, chilies, and spices? Its bold and zesty flavor has made it a staple in Mexican kitchens for over 90 years!

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