The Best Paleo Tex-Mex Enchilada Sauce

This Tex-Mex enchilada sauce (chili gravy) is perfect for enchiladas, burritos, and more. This enchilada sauce is Whole30 compliant, keto-friendly, and beyond delicious!

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Paleo & Keto Tex-Mex Enchilada Sauce |

Let’s Get Saucy with this Tex-Mex Enchilada Sauce

I mean, let get super saucy with this enchilada sauce! This sauce has completely rescued us in our Mexican food desires. I feel as if I can honestly count on one hand (and a half) as to how many time I have ordered something other than Ceviche or fajitas as my meal at a Mexican restaurant in the last year and a half. However, one of those treats was when I saw Enchiladas Al Carbon on the menu. I must have overlooked this gem my entire life because when I came across this on the 7 Leguas menu, I squealed. I just thought it was the most genius creation ever. It is chicken tacos AND enchiladas! MIND BLOWN. Of course now I realize it is on every Tex-Mex menu around but hey, it made me really happy.

Tex-Mex enchilada sauce is more than the traditional red enchilada sauce. Tex-Mex enchilada sauce is a chili-like gravy made with fat, flour, chili powder, other spices, and stock.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Coconut oil
  • Almond flour
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chicken stock
  • White vinegar

How to Make Enchilada Sauce

  1. First, you’ll make the roux by whisking fat and flour together.
  2. Second, you’ll whisk in all of the dry seasoning.
  3. Once combined, add tomato sauce, chicken stock, and vinegar
  4. Simmer and continue whisking until gravy begins to darken in color and slightly thicken.

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The Best Ever Paleo & Keto Tex-Mex Enchilada Sauce

Tex-Mex chili gravy sauce perfect for your enchiladas, burritos, and more. This enchilada sauce is Whole30 compliant, keto-friendly, and beyond delicious!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dressings and Sauces
Cuisine: Comfort Food, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Keto, Mexican, Whole30
Keyword: Almond Flour, Chicken Stock, Chili Gravy, Coconut Oil, Enchilada Sauce, Garlic Powder, Keto Enchilada Sauce, Onion Powder, Tex-Mex, Whole30
Servings: 1
Author: Kelly Favara


  • 1 small saucepan
  • whisk
  • Mason Jar


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar


  • In a medium saucepan on low-medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Whisk in almond flour.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients and continue whisking.
  • Whisk in tomato sauce, chicken stock, and vinegar. Continue to whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Continue simmering until sauce darkens in color.
  • Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container, such as a mason jar.
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