You can toast them and use them as a condiment to add heat to a variety of dishes. Douglas Cullen, This blog generates income via ads and affiliate links which earn us a small commission. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Once the chilies are in, turn the pot off and let rest for 20-30 minutes. I’ve done it with cornstarch many times! Add the chocolate to the pot and reduce heat to low. Remove from the oven and slit them open. You saved Authentic Enchilada Sauce to your. It freezes very well. I find too many versions of red enchiladas in the US are very tomato heavy, more like a tomato sauce. (Note: When you … The only difference is she does not usually char the tomatoes. I ended up with an extremely bitter sauce and had to add many teaspoons of sugar to get it edible. I also didn t add as much stock as was mentioned in the recipe. Thanks! Also, I have been living in New Mexico for about 8 years, and I really appreciate this recipe. Add some of the water if needed to the blender. Your email address will not be published. Hi!!! Heat inside and outside until it starts to get soft. Homemade Enchilada Sauce Can’t Be Beat. Place chile peppers on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven until slightly toasted. The recipe says salt to taste but ground black pepper is a nice addition as well. I made this using dried chiles that I boiled to soften. My family has a long tradition of using chilie peppers. Let boil for about ten minutes. I made this last week I made this last week, But, But forgot to let you know forgot to let you know. After all that, I throw it in the blender and puree it. My fault, not the recipe. Privacy Easy to make perfect consistency and the "heat" can be adjusted according to the chiles use. Char the onion, tomatoes, and garlic in a hot pan. When I put everything together, using this sauce…wow..have to say..the best enchiladas I have ever made..Thank you for the recipe…. Now if all you’re used to is the enchilada sauce you get at restaurants or from a can then this is going to be a whole new experience for you. I know that adding chocolate to enchilada sauce sounds so odd but it really compliments the sauce.


Finally, add the oregano and the cumin. I want to try this because I find the canned sauces awful!

this recipe is delicious!!! I suggest experimenting with guajillo, ancho and arbol peppers.

Thanks! For my taste, using the amount of dried chiles listed in this recipe, I would use double to triple the amount of tomatoes, double the garlic and herbs, and 1.5 the onion. Info. Make sure the chilies aren’t hard and brittle. She made hers super spicy using only arbol peppers.

IS there a substitute for that brand chocolate? Thank you! But, don’t worry. Use the visual recipe as your guide. Allow chiles to cool and then remove stems, seeds, and veins. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for 5 days. Let simmer for about 10-15 min. This red enchilada sauce is the real deal. You are going to simmer the chiles for 15 minutes to reconstitute them and to soften the vegetables. Once they are done, throw them in a pot of simmering water. Can I use chicken broth instead of water for blending? Great response to Jerry! I always found the idea of making my own red chile sauce intimidating, but man do I love it (as much as a good green chile sauce these days!).

). And even though I love red enchiladas, my favorite kind of enchiladas are recipes that call for the green sauce.. Don’t oil the pan. I use about 1Tbs to 1 1/2 TBS. It doesn’t take long to learn to make an authentic salsa for enchiladas. Most complain about the bitterness, word of advice….don’t use the liquid you reconstitute the chiles in…use broth or water. Continue to heat while stirring for several …

I added a jalapeño and it really turned out great.

You will almost always be able to fix it. Real Enchilada sauce never had tomatoes! In a hot comal or pan, you toast them for about 10 to 15 seconds per side.

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce. Return the pulp to the water and set aside for later.

In a blender or food processor, puree the mixture until smooth. Here are a couple thoughts if you are doing this with dried chiles. This is going into my “make today” file. If you have never made it from scratch, you should give this authentic Mexican recipe a try. The flavor of green enchilada sauce is undeniably delicious. I learned it from my grandmother. The effort was well worth the end result. Use water or stock instead. Add 2 tablespoons of oil or enough to cover the bottom of your pan and get it really hot. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Made from dried chilies, onion, garlic and chocolate it is a very simple yet flavorful sauce. 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (This is a reader recommendation that I haven’t tried but I think it would an interesting note to your sauce). It’s not at all like what you’ll find in Restaurants. Scrape the pulp from the insides of the chile peppers and discard the skins. Also. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I like the slightly smokey flavor the charring of the vegetable gives. Hello Mr D, i used your recipe as a foundation ,it tasted bitter, i was eating a Hershey bar at the time so 2 pieces of Hershey went in , then fried it i made 4 cups so that i had something to dip my home made tortillas in . The recipe calls for dried ancho chiles and pasilla chiles. I use it on my queso fresco enchiladas and it’s amazing! The first batch you make will be really good, the second batch will be excellent and your third batch will be out of this world. Another thing you could add at the end to lighten it up (opposed to sugar) is vinegar to make it pop a bit. You just need to be able to open them to de-seed them. Especially when the same effect can be produced by quickly pan searing the chiles. I made enchiladas for my whole family. If you like it spicy add some arbol chilies. I do this with a damp paper towel.

Then stir the sauce and season with salt to taste. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion in the butter or margarine for 5 minutes, or until onion is tender. And that isn’t a dumb question. You most definateley can use unsweetened cocoa powder.
(about 10 to 15 seconds per side). While the sauce is blending add about two tablespoons of vegetable oil to a pot and heat over medium heat. And how much is 1/4 of a tablet? A little goes a long way.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I highly recommend you experiment with different dried chilies when making enchilada sauce.

Then transfer the chilies to a blender with 2 1/2 cups of the water that was used to boil them. If you live in a big city you shouldn’t have a problem finding them. I used 2 Chile De Arbol Entero and it added a nice kick. Then blend for a few minutes. Both are mild chiles with a pleasant fruity taste. Everyone LOVED them the sauce is what really did it. Allow them to sit for 30 minutes, then remove them from the water, reserving the water.

Remove from heat. Mine came out tasting very bitter. Hello mr. D one quick question is enchilada sauce the same thing people talk about in New Mexico as red chili sauce I was looking at recipes and it looks like the same thing as enchilada sauce to me anyway thank you for your comments, This is an outstanding enchilada sauce. Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. I tripled the recipe and will be freezing half of it tonight. Taste it. I doubled the number of chilies and added more flour. Season with salt to taste. This authentic enchilada sauce recipe is made with real whole dried chiles and a small piece of Mexican chocolate. It’s really hard to keep myself from dipping my fingers in it and eating it all.

I made the mistake of not worrying about getting dried ancho chiles and substituted with other varities because the Mexican market I went to was out of them. The whole chilies, once reconstituted and pureed will be the natural thickener for your sauce. Don’t forget to join the Latin American Foodies Facebook group where you can share photos and recipes of the delicious food you make at home! It’s brimming with delicious flavor and it makes the best enchiladas! Add the chocolate to the sauce and reduce heat to low. I am Douglas C. – Share my love of Mexican Cuisine that developed over 20+ years of living in Mexico. Once you have fried it, which takes about 30 seconds, be sure to turn the heat down to low. Add the stock, stirring until thickened, and then add the reserved chile pulp mixture. Ever since then I’ve been experimenting with making my own sauces. Keep the flour for … It taste great with all types of enchiladas! Truly authentic enchilada sauce does not have tomatoes in it.

This sauce was wonderful! Don’t worry if you are unable to remove every last seed from the chiles. Depending on where you are, red enchilada sauce may also be called salsa roja, salsa roja para enchiladas or mole rojo.

Too much sauce was just too bitter. Just blend it with all the other ingredients. Truly authentic enchilada sauce does not have tomatoes in it.

My two cents worth is that I added and a little smoked paprika during the summer, and juice of two limes off the heat, and it rounded out the thing beautifully. You will get enough flavor from the chiles. Ancho chile translates as the “wide chile” and pasilla chile translates and the “raisin chile” due to its wrinkled texture and raisin-like fragrance. Enchilada sauce also happens to freeze quite well, so I’ve gotten in the habit of making an oversized batch and freezing a few portions.

Blend the chiles, onion, tomatoes, garlic, oregano marjoram, and the soaking water until smooth. Do experiment with different chiles so you can find out what your favorite combination is for your perfect enchilada sauce.

Very nice, deep chili sauce as is though. I like big chunks of garlic in my enchilada sauce, so I just pureed the chilies and left the stock, garlic and butter as is ( I don't use onion because I don't like them). Y ou might as well make a double batch and freeze half for later. Give it a try for a truly authentic Mexican experience. A dash of cinnamon and cocoa powder (and/or chocolate bar squares) goes a long way.

Place the chiles, onion, tomatoes, garlic oregano and marjoram in a pot with just enough water until the ingredients are almost covered. Enchiladas are one of my go to meals. Period. Remove the seeds and veins, then put them in a bowl with boiling water to cover. Turned out fine just didn't seem worth the effort. Finally I've found an enchilada sauce recipe that equals the flavor found in my favorite Tucson restaurants.

We make chicken enchiladas similar to Paul V above, and just used it in chilaquiles.
If you can’t find dried chile peppers at your local grocery store try going to a latin american market.

Maybe this will help others doing this for the first time.