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This is one of the best red enchilada sauces I've ever had.  The recipe seems like it makes a lot, but there's a Enchiladaslot you can do with it.   Of course you can make enchiladas....but you can also use it for smothered burritos and as a taco sauce, or anywhere you want a really good Mexican red sauce.

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 20   Preparation Time :0:45
Categories    : Luncheon                         Main Dishes
                Mexican                          Sauces

  Amount       Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
  --------          ------------       --------------------------------
    1/2             cup              vegetable oil  ( or 'manteca' if you want to be more authentic)
    6            tablespoons   flour
   3/4             cup              chili powder (the darker the better)
   6               cups             beef stock
   1             #10 can         tomato puree
   2            teaspoons     oregano
   1            teaspoon       cumin
   1            teaspoon       garlic powder
   1            teaspoon       salt

1.  Heat oil in saucepan over medium high.  Stir in flour and cook a couple of  minutes till flour just starts to color.
2.  Stir in chili powder.  Add stock, tomato puree and spices.  Bring up to a gentle boil and then turn down to simmer.
3.  Simmer 30  minutes on low heat.

Makes about 14 cups.    

You can freeze the portion that you don't use today for enchiladas or other goodies tomorrow!!