You Can Do a Lot With Storebought Enchilada Sauce

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Whether you prefer green or red, canned enchilada sauce is honestly a delicious condiment. There’s so much great flavor packed in from the chiles and spices that even though it’s not homemade, it’s still a great secret to have in your pantry.

If you want to know how to best utilize this ingredient since they’re usually so big you might not finish it off in one go, here are some great recipe ideas. 


You don’t have to go all out with making enchiladas to great the great taste of the sauce. Just drain and rinse some black beans, heat them up in the enchilada sauce, and watch them come to life with intense flavor. 


Nothing says cozy like a big Mexican-inspired casserole. You can make it with chicken and rice, have it be vegetarian, and do whatever you like! Just use the enchilada sauce the way you would a tomato sauce in between each layer of the casserole and you’ll have a dish that no one will be able to resist. 


Though it sounds strange, enchilada pasta is actually incredible. Just cook up your favorite pasta, toss it in the enchilada sauce, and add in your favorite Mexican-inspired fixings like beans, corn, chiles, and more!