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Found this recipe kind of by mistake. What a wonderful mistake! The cocoa intrigued me. I had to make it. I was planning enchiladas for a future night, but I couldn't wait. I love that all the ingredients are those that you have on hand. I made them tonight and we loved this sauce. I will never buy a can again. I made it a little spicy, but we like it that way. Very much like what I had in Mexico. I didn't have any trouble with it thickening. And yes...it freezes very well. Enjoy!!!

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Myshi May 03, 2011

This was good but didn't knock my socks off. I'll probably use this as my go-to recipe from now on though since it's so simple and inexpensive to prepare (have everything on hand already). Even though a can of enchilada sauce is about $1.50 this is still cheaper! And it yields a lot. I only used half for about 12 enchiladas.

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EmilyStrikesAgain March 16, 2011

This is the best enchilada sauce I have ever tried.

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dolores in paradise February 28, 2011

This was AWESOME! Mine thickened nicely but I turned up the heat on it to aid the thickening. Once I added the tomato sauce I shut heat off and it was perfectly thick after a few minutes. I added this sauce to an Enchilada Soup and it was OUTSTANDING!

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dori12828 February 27, 2011

Delicious and easy to whip up! I love it because I always have these ingredients in the pantry. Like others, I'd suggest an additional Tbl of flour to thicken it a bit quicker. I'm planning on throwing in a pinch of cinnamon next time just for kicks. Thanks for this great recipe!

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Tina H. February 16, 2011

Really good! I loved the addition of the chocolate. I had the same challenge as other pp's with the sauce taking a very long time to thicken up. I was whisking for about 45 minutes. Next time I make this (& I WILL make this again) I will add another tbls of flour to thicken it up a bit quicker. Very good mix of flavors.

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zannah17 February 14, 2011

Delicious, quick, and low cal/fat sauce! I used it in Easy Enchiladas (Beef or Chicken), and it was great. However, this recipe makes a LOT of enchilada sauce -- probably 3 times the amount I used in my enchiladas! I'm hoping it freezes well, though it wouldn't be a huge deal if I have to remake it next time.

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TracyFL February 11, 2011

Phenomenal! I cook for a retirement community and I didn't like the sauce we were making. I went on a search for the best enchilada sauce and found this one! I made it for the residents and everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing this! And it does taste like Amy's sauce. Also, I added onion powder to mine.

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michc215 December 30, 2010

I just love,love, love this sauce. When we were in Europe I missed enchilada sauce so much that I hunted forever a sauce recipe that would fulfill my expectations. This is it! Now that we are back in the US canned sauce abounds. But not for us. I use this for enchiladas and is my secret weapon in my chili. I have used different types of chili powder, my personal favorite being a "dark chili powder". You can't go wrong with this one. And of note, if you fell like your hanging out at the stove for ever waiting for this to thicken (I did at first) simply turn up the heat and keep whisking slowly. I make this in my big open high sided non-stick pan. Works great! Thanks for sharing.

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VistaWinds December 29, 2010
Mexican Enchilada Sauce