Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This sauce is based off of another here on the site. I added a bit of my own twist to it and it is delicious. I hope you will try it. I use this everytime I make my homemade shredded beef enchiladas. Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Add about a half cup of the water to make a paste. Pour paste into a saucepan. Turn your heat on high and wait for paste to bubble. Slowly pour the remaining water in while stirring. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer about ten minutes stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce and mix. Simmer 5 minutes and remove from heat. Use for enchiladas, burritos, etc.
Most Helpful

Thanks, this turned out great. Was in a pinch (forgot to buy) and tried this, increased the garlic to 1 tbs crushed, but left out the salt. For my family's need this fit the bill perfectly. I always wondered what gave it that special taste, but would never have guessed that cocoa powder was the culprit. Again, Thanks for sharing.

Renate April 06, 2011

This recipe is very good, very easy and no fat. I also agree that it is very cheep. I too added fresh garlic, but added a little more salt. I am already trying to think of other things I can use it in.

msnow7 January 02, 2010

This is the best enchilada sauce recipe I've ever tried. Easy to make without too many ingredients. Yummy!

DianaC in Liberty Twp, OH November 28, 2009