Making your own Weight Watchers Enchilada Sauce can save a lot of points and make Mexican-themed meals delicious and more points-friendly! This sauce tastes better than store-bought, only has 5 ingredients, and is very easy to make! I love adding a good recipe to my go-to Weight Watchers Recipes.
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GREAT RECIPES FOR ENCHILADA SAUCE
There are a lot of recipes that call for enchilada sauce. It is an ingredient I personally love!
One simple lunch I make a lot when I am watching my points and calories is to just grab some thin corn tortillas, some fat-free refried beans, and some enchilada sauce. I make up some simple burritos and it is filling and very low in points.
Here are some other great recipes that this Weight Watchers Enchilada Sauce will work for:
- Weight Watchers Chicken Enchilada Bake is one of my most popular recipes for Weight Watchers!
- Chicken Enchilada Soup is only 5 ingredients and very filling!
- You can also make Chicken Enchilada Soup in the pressure cooker and it is quick and easy.
INGREDIENTS FOR WW ENCHILADA SAUCE
I love that this recipe makes about 3 cups of sauce. This is usually plenty for any recipe with some extra in case you need it.
- Tomato sauce
- Taco seasoning
- Olive oil
- Chicken stock
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SAUCE
Making homemade enchilada sauce is so simple you will wish you had been doing it all along! It is so nice to know exactly what is in our food. Only 5 simple ingredients and you have an enchilada sauce you can use with so many recipes.
STEP ONE: HEAT OIL
The first step is to heat a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Add the olive oil to the pan and heat it.
Once the oil is hot, add the taco seasoning and toast the taco seasoning for 30 to 45 seconds on low heat. Keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn.
I like to use homemade taco seasoning that I keep on hand in my pantry!
STEP TWO: ADD SAUCE
Now add the tomato sauce to the saucepan and stir to combine it well with the taco seasoning/oil mixture.
STEP THREE: ADD CHICKEN STOCK
In a separate small bowl add the cornstarch to the chicken stock and stir it until the cornstarch dissolves.
Now add the cornstarch/chicken stock mixture to the saucepan and stir it together until well-combined.
Increase the heat to medium-high and allow the mixture to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
STEP FOUR: COOL AND STORE
Now allow the enchilada sauce to cool to room temperature. You can use it in a recipe or pour it into a clean glass jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to one week.
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS
This Weight Watchers Enchilada Sauce is low in points and very versatile. It is a great ingredient to keep on hand in the refrigerator if you are following the Weight Watchers program.
This recipe makes about 3 cups of homemade enchilada sauce. A serving is 1/2 cup.
There is only 1 point per serving for purple, green and blue plans!
On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023) it is ZERO Points per serving.
MEXICAN COOKBOOK FOR WEIGHT LOSS
If you love Mexican food be sure to check out my cookbook! Complete with WW points.
WEIGHT WATCHERS ENCHILADA SAUCE RECIPE
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This simple homemade Weight Watchers Enchilada Sauce is only 5 ingredients and very low in points!
Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add oil.
Once the oil is hot, add the taco seasoning and toast the taco seasoning for 30 to 45 seconds on low flame. Make sure not to burn it.
Add the tomato sauce to the pan.
In a small bowl add the cornstarch and the chicken stock and stir until the cornstarch dissolves.
Add the chicken stock to the saucepan and stir everything together.
Increase the heat to medium high and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or till the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
Let the sauce cool to room temperature, before storing in a clean glass jar, in the fridge, for up to a week.
This recipe makes about 3 cups. The serving size is 1/2 cup.
There is 1 point per serving for purple, green and blue WW plans.
On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023) it is ZERO points per serving.
Be sure to check out these other great Weight Watcher recipes while you are here:
- Sugar-Free Ketchup (great for WW)
- Weight Watchers BBQ Sauce (sugar-free)
- Air Fryer Turnip Fries (perfect side dish for WW)
- Weight Watchers Black Bean Hummus
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