175 Reviews

I liked this recipe a lot. You can't taste the cocoa exactly, but it really adds that special something to the flavor profile. I used this sauce when making the <a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/leftover-chicken-enchiladas-302370">Left Over Chicken Enchiladas Recipe"</a> - it's a good combination.

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Heather'sCookin February 15, 2014

Made this sauce for our enchilada dinner tonight. I love it. Didn't change anything and really like the heat! I will make again!

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feelikecooking February 05, 2014

This has got to be the BEST sauce I've ever had, it is sure going into my BEST of 2013 Book. Was making recipe 121147 and didn't have any canned so choose this one to try. You are so right about the cocoa being a much needed for this recipe. The only thing I did differant was cut it in half as it was just DH and me but should have made the full amount to have on hand. Next time I'll also try the cumin but don't know how it could be any better. DH said "make sure you tell everyone how great it is" that's some compliment as he never says much. I also liked that it was pretty fast, without a long simmer time. The photo is not the prettiest but it sure tasted great

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Bonnie G #2 November 10, 2013

This was REALLY good! I followed the recipe as written, took a bit to thicken which was fine bc I had it going while I made the rest of the enchiladas. This was my first time making enchilada sauce, but I don't think I need to try any other recipes! Definitely better than anything from a can...obviously. :)

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VJeandell September 04, 2013

Taste just like the sauce from my favorite mexican restaurant!!

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nonaborreggine July 01, 2013

Made this recipe today with a few tweeks...added 5 tbsp of flour doubled the cocoa and garlic powder and added a tsp cumin...loved it and it wasnt too spicy will never buy the canned stuff again.

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anitadayoff May 17, 2013

My go-to sauce for enchiladas! No yucky preservative liked the canned ones and super quick and easy to make.

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m_mangum March 04, 2013

Excellent. Loved that it didn't use oil. I was nervous about the cocoa powder, but it was so good. I changed up the spices for my preferences. Glad i made lots extra.

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mrsperezjr February 19, 2013

I just made this. I used fresh minced garlic probably more salt than called for, and T of ancho chili powder rather than 3 of generic chili. OMG. You just gotta love those rare occasions when the very simplest is also the very best. This is, hands down, the best enchilada sauce I have ever made. Finally, the secret recipe! Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting it.

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MoZeu January 27, 2013

nice recipe. so easy. better than can sauces

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chefmaxine November 09, 2012
Mexican Enchilada Sauce