Though homemade enchilada sauce is incredible, if you’re looking for a quick fix full of flavor, store-bought is the way to go. There is so much great flavor packed into a can of enchilada sauce, and if you want to impart that flavor quickly into bland food, it’s perfect for the job.
If you’re not in the mood to go all out with enchiladas, having enchilada inspired beans is your next best bet. All you have to do is drain and rinse some black beans, heat them over low with the enchilada sauce, and you have the perfect filling for tacos, quesadillas, nachos, or anything else you please!
Although an enchilada is a sort of casserole in and of itself, if you want to go super American and make a more classic Tex-Mex casserole, enchilada sauce is vital. Whether you want to layer rice or chips with beans or meat, using enchilada sauce in between each layer and even cooked with the protein gives it an undeniably delicious flavor.
Even though it’s not traditional, enchilada pasta is actually an awesome dish. All you have to do is cook the pasta, finish cooking it in some enchilada sauce, and then add in your favorite Mexican-style toppings like corn, beans, chile peppers, or whatever your heart desires!