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Keto Enchilada Sauce Homemade Low Carb Recipe

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Today I will show you how to prepare a delicious keto enchilada sauce. This sauce will be perfect for many Mexican dishes.

Of course, I have slightly changed the original recipe to keep it healthy and keto-friendly. Store-bought sauce tends to have unwanted ingredients such as vegetable oil, corn starch, sugar, artificial color and flavor.

The sauce enchilada can be white, green and red. I will prepare a red version. Thanks to hot pepper, this sauce will spice your dish up and also makes it incredibly tasty and beautiful!

One of the main ingredients is chicken broth which is collagen-rich and nutritious and will give your dish a very rich taste.

To keep it sugar-free, we can use a little bit of erythritol, monk fruit or any keto-friendly sweetener.

There is also a selection of special herbs and seasonings that make the sauce extraordinarily aromatic.

low carb enchilada sauce

The must-have ingredient in enchilada is chili pepper which has unique properties to accelerate metabolism. After all, there is a special substance in capsicum – capsaicin. It stimulates the production of enzymes that are involved in the burning of fats and accelerating the metabolism (1).

This sauce can be served to a variety of dishes, both to meat and vegetables. I used this sauce to make this Keto Chicken Enchiladas with Zucchini and Keto Enchiladas with Cheese Tortilla Wraps.

How to Make Low Carb Red Enchilada Sauce

In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil in.

Add spices in and stir constantly until they release an amazing smell.

saute spices in oil

Add tomato paste and bone broth in then season with salt, erythritol (if needed), bay leaf and mix well. If you want to thicken the sauce quicker, you can add a tiny bit of xanthan gum.

add tomato paste and bone broth

Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until the desired thickness is achieved. Remove the bay leaf if needed.

simmer enchilada sauce

Store in a glass jar in the fridge up to 4 days.

store enchilada sauce in a jar

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Keto Enchilada Sauce

Now you can make a low carb and keto-friendly version of enchilada sauce for all your Mexican keto dishes.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword enchilada sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 46kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add spices and stir well to form a paste.
  • Pour in the broth and add tomato paste. Add salt, erythritol, bay leaf and stir until smooth.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until reduced approximately by 1/3.
  • Discard the bay leaf before using.



Depending on the thickness of your final result, this recipe can produce 1 1/4 cup of sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 545mg23%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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