Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe from by grmil who was born and raised in Mexico City. The secret to its flavor is the cocoa

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Stirring constantly, slowly add enough of the water to make a thin paste.
  3. Pour into pan and add rest of water.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce.
  6. Use in your favorite enchilada recipe.
  7. The amounts on the ingredients are very flexible.
  8. For instance, if I am feeding my kids who do not like"spicy", I will halve the chili powder and double the tomato sauce.
  9. Experiment to suit your taste, but don't leave out the cocoa.
  10. For a quick meal, we will soften a corn tortilla in a bit of hot oil, drag it through the sauce, and lay it flat on a plate.
  11. cover it with grated cheddar cheese, sprinkle with chopped onions and sliced black olives.
  12. Then cover with another softened sauced tortilla and melt the cheese in the microwave for 1 minute on high.


Most Helpful

This was a good base recipe. I started with the milder version of the recipe (halved the chili powder, doubled the tomato sauce) and made several of the changes suggested by others: doubled the flour, added 1 tsp. of cumin and subbed chicken broth for the water. It was very good. I will probably up the chili powder to 2 Tbs, next time and perhaps double the garlic salt. It made enough for two pans of enchiladas.

MamaJen September 11, 2011

This was AMAZING!!! I used it for wet burritos. I would cut back just a lil bit on the chili powder (for my taste) and I know this is going to sound really strange but I added just a tiny bit of cinnamon to it to balance out the tomato taste. My family loved it; it was the BEST I WILL ONLY USE THIS FROM NOW ON!!!! THANK YOU FOR THE POST

Roadrunner October 24, 2012

So glad i found this recipe! I did make a few changes though, I fallowed the steps accordingly but the sauce was just a little bland to me & i could taste the tomato a little more then i would have liked so i took the advice of another review and added a tbs of cumin which helped but still wasn't great so i added a splash of worcestershire and that seemed to do the trick! Thanks for posting i will defiantly be making this again!! :)

LilzWorld March 01, 2010

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