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Can I use corn flour to make chili gravy?

CathySue Apr 30, 2010 04:33 AM

Want to make enchiladas for my Honey, who can't tolerate wheat flour. Can I substitute corn flour to make the chili gravy? Thanks!

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    relizabeth Apr 30, 2010 04:52 AM

    I made enchiladas last night. Used store bought corn tortillas, and made a sauce from scratch. No wheat flour at all. Took 2 cans of tomatoes, 2 cloves garlic, 2 chili peppers and blended them til smooth. Then I fried some onions and poured in the tomato sauce. Cooked it down til it was thick. Poured it over enchiladas, baked for 15 minutes and ate.

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      cookie44 Apr 30, 2010 05:23 AM

      I haven't worked with corn flour much. The flour in chili gravy is a thickener so I'd think you could use any thickener including cornstarch or arrowroot. Does corn flour thicken? If so, I'd say give it a try!

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        tonka11_99 Apr 30, 2010 05:30 AM

        People use masa harina, a type of corn flour to thicken Texas chili all the time. Yes I would say you can.

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          bushwickgirl May 1, 2010 01:13 PM

          Second the masa, I use it to thicken chili as well. Seems appropriate for chili gravy.

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