Authentic Enchilada Sauce


3 T oil
3 T flour
6 T chili powder
2 c water (or meat broth)
1 t salt
1/2 t garlic powder

Dissolve chili powder in the water and set aside.
(try putting the chili powder in warm water for ease of mixing)

In medium skillet, heat oil.
Add flour and heat until dissolved.
Add chili powder/water mixture and mix well.
Add salt and garlic powder and mix well.
Bring to bubbly boil, stirring constantly.
Simmer for 5 minutes.

Use water or meat broth for the base.
Mix this and some butter in with refried beans for an authentic tasting side dish.

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