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    The Last Red Enchilada Sauce You'll Need

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    Jamie Renee's Note:

    This is the tastiest red enchilada sauce I have ever had! I could literally just eat it with a spoon. The secret is cocoa powder, do not miss that step! I found it on the Texas Monthly cooking forum. A lot of times I double the recipe since its so good. Serve it over enchiladas, burritos, or grab a straw! Its scrumptious!!

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    Serves: 6-8



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    1. 1
      Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Stirring constantly, slowly add enough of the water to make a thin paste.
    3. 3
      Pour into pan and add rest of water.
    4. 4
      Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
    5. 5
      Stir in tomato sauce.
    6. 6
      Use in your favorite enchilada recipe.
    7. 7
      The amounts on the ingredients are very flexible.
    8. 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. 9
      Experiment to suit your taste, but don't leave out the cocoa.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2011


      I LOVE this recipe! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I've made it exactly like it says and it came out great! I now cut the recipe in half & it comes out great too! I just made it tonight and since I've had a cold I added some adobo seasoning from Penzey's Spices & it was so awesome. Everyone raved at how it tasted like they were at a Mexican restaurant! This recipe is so easy & it just tastes so good!

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    • on January 20, 2010


      You saved the day with your recipe! I had just dumped out a recipe that called for roasting dry peppers and making an enchilada sauce. It was very bitter and my meat was cooked so I was committed to make enchiladas so I came across your recipe. I added a teaspoon of cumin and cut the water to 2 cups and used a 15oz can of tomato sauce. I used 2T of regular chili powder and 1T of chipotle chili powder which made it smokey and spicey. Very nice and flavorful. I will use it again.

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    • on January 01, 2010


      I have been lurking on this site for some time and haven't submitted a review.This sauce is the straw that broke the camels back. I used Alton browns chili powder recipe to add to this sauce. Came out with loads of flavor!This is got to be the best enchilada sauce i have had! Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for The Last Red Enchilada Sauce You'll Need

    Serving Size: 1 (125 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 36.4
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 279.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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