I use to buy it out of a can until one day I ran out and didn’t want to go to the store. I saw how easy it was to make and hit myself on the head for not making it sooner.
2 c. chicken broth
4 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 heaping tsp. garlic powder
Salt & Pepper
Dash of cayenne pepper
Pinch of cinnamon
1/3 tsp. sugar
5 tbsp. cold water
5 tbsp. white flour
Spoonful of sour cream
In a sauce pan add the chicken broth, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, cinnamon and sugar, mix well. Using a whisk works well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let cook for three minutes. Whisk frequently to ensure all the spices dissolve.
While the sauce is cooking, add five tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl. With another whisk mix one tablespoon of flour at a time. Whisk vigorously to avoid lumps. If you have lumps here, you will definitely have lumps in your sauce.
After 3 minutes of cooking sauce, turn the heat up to high. Very slowly, pour the flour mixture into the boiling sauce. Here you must whisk the sauce vigorously while adding the flour to avoid lumps.
After all the flour is added, continue to whisk for one minute. You can turn the heat down to medium during this time, just make sure the sauce is boiling.
Add in spoonful of sour cream and whisk together. Then you are done!
The sauce may develop a “skin” (like pudding) … all you have to do is take that off the top and throw it away.