Grain-Free, GAPS Legal Red Enchilada Sauce

by brenda on January 27, 2013

Do you think that enchilada sauce has to come in a can? Or, that making it from scratch must be really difficult? Well, I’m happy to share with you, it’s EASY! Try this recipe and tell me what you think! Will you go back to the canned (blah!) stuff again? 🙂

Grain-Free, GAPS Legal Red Enchilada Sauce


  • 1/4 c butter or ghee
  • 2 TB coconut flour
  • 3 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 2 6 oz cans tomato paste
  • 4 1/2 c water
  • sea salt and black pepper


  1. Melt the butter or ghee in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add in the coconut flour and stir to brown it.
  3. Add the spices and tomato paste, stir until well combined.
  4. Add water gradually, stirring.
  5. Heat to boiling, reduce heat.
  6. Simmer on low, stirring often, until thickened.

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What do you think of this recipe? Share your thoughts!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Dorothy January 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

This is super! I just tried it using some tomato sauce I had and it is yum! Thank you so much!


Brenda January 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Dorothy, I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing!!


Mandie February 4, 2013 at 10:07 am

Is there a brand of tomato paste that you recommend? My understanding is that BPA is a concern in canned tomato products, or is it only a small concern? This recipe and the chicken enchilada recipe look wonderful!


Marisa February 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

I use Bionaturae tomato paste, which comes in a glass jar.


Brenda February 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

Marisa, so do I! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Mandie, I totally agree, BPA is a big concern with tomato products (because they are acidic). I get tomato paste in glass jars.


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