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Vegan Tamale Sauce

Vegan Tamale Sauce

Tamale Sauce with Chili Powder

Here's a straightforward recipe for a flavorful tamale sauce:


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chili powder (adjust according to your preference for heat)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Make the Roux: In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the flour and stir together for about 1 minute, or until the mixture becomes a light, golden roux.
  2. Add Chili Powder: Stir in the chili powder to the roux and cook for another minute.
  3. Add Liquids: Slowly pour in the chicken or vegetable broth while stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Add the tomato sauce to the mixture.
  4. Season the Sauce: Stir in the ground cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Simmer: Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it cook for about 15 minutes, or until it has thickened to your liking. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  6. Adjust Consistency: If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it by adding a little more broth. If it's too thin, let it simmer for a few more minutes to thicken.


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