Everything can go wrong if not properly stored. An opened can of enchilada sauce needs to be consumed as soon as possible or transfer to another container to store in the fridge or freezer. Otherwise, it will be quickly spoiled.
When it comes to an unopened can, if it’s severely dented, bulged, or the sauce is leak out of the can, there is a high chance that the content inside the can have turned bad.
The spoil identifications of the enchilada sauce will be an off smell, runny texture, or presence of mold on the surface. At that time, you should discard the sauce immediately.
How long does canned enchilada sauce last?
Typically, canned goods have a long shelf life, so does canned enchilada sauce. If the can is unopened and no damage, it may stay up to 2 years in your dry and cool pantry. Once you open the can of enchilada sauce, the leftover might only last for 2 to 3 days at room temperature, a week in a fridge or 3 months in the freezer.