Ingredients

How to make it

  • Soak chiles in hot water for 30 minutes to soften.
  • Cut open chiles and remove stem, veins and seeds.
  • Use gloves to do this.
  • Blend or food process the cleaned chiles with a little of the water.
  • It should be paste-like.
  • Fry garlic in olive oil until just starting to color.
  • Add flour to make a roux, cooking a couple of minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Gradually add chicken broth, making a gravy consistency.
  • Add chile paste, spices and cocoa.
  • Cover and simmer 2 hours
  • Best if prepared 24 hours ahead of use.

Reviews & Comments 13

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
  • twill10 1 year ago
    lovely...thx
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • I_Fortuna 3 years ago
    FInally an enchilada sauce without tomatoes or tomato sauce ! Kudos! There are no tomato products in authentic red enchilada sauce. My sauce is similar only I leave out the cinnamon and use ground chili powder. I use olive oil and saute the onions (they add to the flavor) then add the spices and flour to make a roux, then add water, bring to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes.
    I do not use sugar but I like that you use it here. It is good to cut the heat a little. Thanks again!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    efitobx ate it and said...
    Thxs for sharing, made Shredded Beef Enchiladas with a side of Spanish Rice tonight top the enchilads with your sauce then grated cheese threw it in a 400 degree oven till the cheese melted.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • diannehocut 5 years ago
    Thanks for this great recipe! 5UP
    Dianne
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • changinglatitudes 6 years ago
    This was good. I wasn't sure about the addition of cocoa, as I thought that might make it more of a mole sauce, but I made an enchilada casserole with it and it was delicious! Thanks.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    mrgresch ate it and said...
    Similar to mine but yet very different, another I will be trying. I like the cocoa and cinnamon addition.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Thank you for posting this recipe if your going to make a great Enchilada you need a great Enchilada sauce and this is a great one
    High Five
    Michael
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • lasaf 6 years ago
    Those dried peppers I threw in my grocery cart are going to finally be used. :). Thank you L.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • cocinera 6 years ago
    looks good will try soon i just love that theres no tomato sauce in it it looks authentic alright
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • vikirose13 6 years ago
    Hi Aunty Bea! Thanks for the 5/star rating of approval. :)Viktoria
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • vikirose13 6 years ago
    Thanks for the high 5 Melinda!
    Viktoria
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    I've always wanted to make my own enchilada sauce & this recipe sounds great! :)
    ~Melinda
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • vikirose13 6 years ago
    You are welcome, Ray. Being from California, I have had an advantage when it comes to Mexican food.
    So many delicious dishes. It seems that once a person has some of the basic Mexican dishes they begin to crave them! Watch out! Just kidding.
    Viktoria
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    shine ate it and said...
    Thank you for posting this sauce recipe! I have been looking for a good authentic enchilada sauce since some friends asked me to find one for them.(I'm not that familiar with Mexican cuisine) I have now finished my quest! Thank you.-Ray
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes