This is a recipe for homemade enchilada sauce recipe. Actually, the Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce. Deep red in color and with deep earthy flavors, this is the only enchilada sauce recipe you’ll need.
Well here I go again, calling something “the best.” I don’t like doing it. Everyone’s tastes are different, it’s always a matter of opinion. It’s subjective. But in my book, this is the best homemade enchilada sauce recipe I’ve found. It comes from our friend Greg. We had it at their house, a rich beautiful brick red saucy blanket over pulled pork enchiladas. And pork that was smoked mind you. Oh-my…g-o-o-d-n-e-s-s good.
The secret? Cocoa.
Nothing fancy. I just use Hershey’s Cocoa.
This is an easy sauce to make. One pan, stovetop, and with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. The recipe calls for three tablespoons of chile powder. With a broad range of pure ground chile powders available, you can make this as spicy or as tame as you want.
Ancho chile pepper is a milder powder that delivers lots of chile flavor. I like using New Mexico Chile powder. Chimayo, which can be quite spicy, is my favorite. I’d test the waters if I were you, adding a tablespoon at a time, tasting as you go, until you reach the power you’re looking for.
Here’s this enchilada sauce in action. I’ve made beef and bean burritos and generously bathed them with the sauce before heaping on plenty of cheese. I’ll be posting this recipe very soon. In the meantime, I used this homemade enchilada sauce for my Chorizo Chile Stuffed Chicken Breast.
Recipe for The Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce:
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- 3 tablespoons chile powder
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
- 3 cups water
- 8 ounces Canned tomato sauce
Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
Stirring constantly, slowly add enough of the water to make a thin paste.
Pour into pan and add the rest of water.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
Stir in tomato sauce.