Monday, May 11, 2015

Red Enchilada Sauce

Mexican cuisine is very loved in my house. Though the green sauce or verde sauce is preferred in my house I sometimes make this red enchilada sauce. It is very easy and has a surprise ingredient - cacao, that gives it a very distinct taste and color. It is very easy to make and stores well for a couple days in the refrigerator.

I made this sauce the night before I planned to make enchiladas. My daughter tasted it and gave it two thumbs up.

You will need
4-5 ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. basil
1 tbsp. oregano
1 Serrano pepper, diced fine
1 tsp. red chili pepper powder
1 tbsp. cacao shavings
salt and black pepper to taste

Dice the tomatoes and keep aside. Mix the spices except the cacao with the water. Bring to a boil.

Add the tomatoes and the chocolate. Cook until the tomatoes are softened. Add salt and pepper. Turn off the heat and let it cool. Run the mixture through a blender until smooth. Use in your recipe as needed.


This is my entry for week two, day two of BM #52 for the theme Readymade Products. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#52.


  1. That is such a tongue tickling one... Yummy

  2. Sounds like a fantastic sauce to make it ourselves!..very nice one..

  3. Never tried mexican dish before. This sauce sounds interesting and look delicious

  4. Adding cocoa to enchilada sauce sounds very interesting -- almost like a 'mole' sauce.

  5. Wow, this sauce is my favourite, that a fabulous choice Varada.

  6. That cacao makes this sauce interesting.


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