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Monday, April 25, 2011

Best Enchilada Sauce (minus the can)



Most canned enchilada sauce is “too” everything - have you noticed that?  Too spicy, too runny, too bland, etc, etc...  This sauce has that signature deep red color that makes you crave a good enchilada - and the flavor is just right (for those of us who prefer “mild” anyway)  Lose the can & try this sauce (and see if you agree).


My favorite mexican “dive” of a restaurant is long gone - and I dream of their enchiladas whenever I run across them on a menu.  A while back I posted a recipe that came close (the link is HERE) - but I thought it was still missing something.  

After trying this recipe (from favfamilyrecipes.com) - I think I’ve found that secret ingredient.  Compare the two and see if you can spot it also.


I decided to make cilantro lime rice and my own corn tortillas to give this sauce a test drive.  It was great - (and I’m guarding the leftovers)  

I’ve never added rice to enchiladas before - it was surprisingly good. Since my homemade tortillas were small - I couldn’t stuff in the refried beans and corn that was suggested for the filling.  Mine were just right with chicken, rice, and a healthy dose of cheese. 
I used a recipe for cilantro lime rice that I've adapted for my rice cooker.  Easy.  That recipe is also included in this post.  

These recipes are found at:


1 comment:

  1. Yay, I have been looking for a homemade enchilada sauce. I will definitely have to try this one! Love your blog. I pretty much want to make everything on here! Keep them coming!

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