Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a homemade green enchilada sauce that is great for all those Mexican recipes that call for green salsa or green enchilada sauce.  It’s so delicious we like to use it as a dip for tortilla chips. And it’s so super easy to make there’s never any need to ever buy bottled/canned sauce again because with just a few ingredients and about half an hour you’ll have this whipped up and ready to add to your favorite recipes.

Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned diced green chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium jalapeño, finely diced (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-low heat until it's hot.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cover with a lid. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring once or twice to make sure the garlic and onions aren't sticking. Cook until the onions are soft but not browned.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. The flour will clump around the onions, but keep stirring to let the flour get golden and toasty.
  4. Gradually add the broth, whisking quickly and constantly until it's smooth.
  5. Add all of the remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce should be silky and thickened.
  6. Add additional salt to taste, if needed.


If you prefer a smooth consistency without any chunks, the sauce can be processed in a blender.


I use this green enchilada sauce when making this shredded Mexican pork (click here for the recipe).

Shredded Mexican Pork


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