Enchilada Sauce for Pressure Canning

Asked March 3, 2013, 9:09 PM EST

Hi! I'm looking for a enchilada sauce recipe that is safe for pressure canning. Is there such a thing? I'm looking for both a red tomato based sauce and a green tomatillo based sauce. Any information on this would be helpful.

El Paso County Colorado food safety

1 Response

There are no tested recipes for enchilada sauce per se, however I suggest that you can the tomatoes, then make your sauce when ready to use. The USDA Complete Home Canning Guide is available at: http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/usda/4_USDAcanningGuide3_06.pdf. There is a recipe for Mexican Tomato Sauce on pg. 3-15; Tomatoe Sauce on pg 3-8; or Canning Tomatillos on pg. 3-13. Any of these could be water bath or pressure canned and used later to make an easy enchilada sauce. Hope this helps.Thanks for using eXtension.