Is enchilada sauce vegan? The answer is usually a big yes! Typically, enchilada sauce is nothing more than tomato paste, some starch, seasonings and a little bit of oil. No animal products required.
If you’re looking to find some of the best vegan enchilada sauce brands that you can buy, you’re in the right place.
I’ve gone ahead and listed out 8 of the most popular that you can buy in-store and online.
Let’s get to the list…
PS: Be sure to go to the end to see a vegan enchilada video that I think you’ll love.
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This is the Target store brand enchilada sauce, and surprise is completely vegan-friendly.
You get a great amount for the price, which is usually under a dollar.
And it comes in cans, for single use, and twist cap jars for multiple uses. It tastes pretty good, as do most things at Target, and even has some vitamins in there.
It doesn’t have any saturated fat, which what makes the sauce turn to a solid after you cook it and refrigerate it, or trans fat. It is a little high in sodium but most sauces like this are.
This is the mild red chile sauce, but they do have other flavors as well.
La Victoria is one of the most authentic sauces you can find in a can.
They have four flavors, ranging from mild to smoking hot, including a green chile.
This sauce is also gluten-free, if that something you’re conscious of. It has a very short and sweet ingredient list, with nothing on there too hard to pronounce.
It’s more expensive than the target brand but still typically under 2 dollars which is a good deal for the amount you get and the quality.
This also has no trans fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol – the same as pretty much all these sauces.
This is another really authentic tasting sauce.
It has this has the right mix of spices and a great consistency.
Not too watery and not too thick.
Some people do complain about a smell and it having a metallic taste, but that’s probably from the can. Once it cooks down it’s nearly perfect.
Very close to a homemade sauce.
Still a really good price for how much you get, and the quality of the sauce.
This one also comes in a green chile, if you’re in the mood for that one instead.
A tried and true favorite.
This is a trusted store brand, and they make a lot of their products vegan, surprisingly. Always a really good price for the taste and amount you get.
And you can pretty much find them anywhere.
There’s also people putting this in soups and casseroles, so clearly, it’s very versatile if you have a little extra lying around after you make your enchiladas.
This is a completely organic sauce, so if that’s what you’re in the market for, you can find a home with Hatch.
It has a great flavor, and I think that’s attributed to the fact that Hatch is a chile company, so this is their forte.
They started off as a local New Mexico company, so their quality is reminiscent of that.
It’s made in the USA and is BPA free if those are things you look out for.
It’s also free of fats and cholesterol (no plant-based foods have cholesterol).
They have four flavors including a green chile, so if mild isn’t your cup of tea or you prefer tomatillo sweetness, you can still enjoy this sauce.
They included roasted garlic and tomatoes, which helps take this sauce over the edge.
This is also gluten-free and free of fats and cholesterol. It also has the lowest calories on this whole list.
So, if you’re watching your figure, they’ll be able to help you add more flavor to your diet.
It has no extra preservatives, which gives this sauce a fresh taste.
They also have a green chile flavor if that’s what you would prefer.
It has a unique mix of flavors that you don’t see in many store brand sauces.
It uses non-GMO ingredients, which is something not a lot of bigger brands can say, and fresh peppers. Not to mention this comes in a bottle so you can use it and store whatever you don’t, so you don’t have to drown your enchiladas if you don’t feel like it.
This is also gluten-free and free of fats and cholesterol as is all Enchilada sauce.
This is an enchilada sauce mix, so it is dry.
But if you prefer your sauce a certain consistency, then this is a better bet than shopping around for a whole bunch of sauces that may not be to your liking.
This sauce is gluten-free and free of fats, cholesterol, and sugars.
Even though it’s a sauce mix, it’s still really easy to make.
There’s nothing too complicated about this sauce, including the ingredient list.
It only has a few ingredients and they’re all organic.
Okay, so if you have store-bought enchilada sauce, why not put it to use?
This video below shows you how. Granted, the video makes the sauce from scratch, but that just takes way too much time.
Skip that step and just make the enchiladas!
Check it out…