If you’re looking to find some of the best vegan enchilada sauce brands that you can buy, you’re in the right place. It’s one of our favorite vegan condiments.
But first, let’s answer this question…
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 are required.
Now let’s get to the list of brands…
PS: Be sure to go to the end to see a vegan enchilada video that I think you’ll love.
Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick summary of the products we recommend.
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Sky Valley Enchilada Sauce
This is a smaller brand, but that’s what makes this so good.
It has a unique mix of flavors that you don’t see in many store-brand sauces.
It uses non-GMO ingredients, which not many 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.
Water, Tomato Paste, White Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Ancho Peppers, Tapioca Starch, Cayenne Peppers, Cane Sugar, Garlic Powder, Expeller Pressed Soybean Oil, Citric Acid, Onion Powder, Vegetable Color (Paprika Extract).
Hatch Organic Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
This is an entirely 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 Hatch’s chile company, so this is their forte.
They started 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: a green chile, so if mild isn’t your cup of tea or you prefer tomatillo sweetness, you can still enjoy this sauce.
Water, Organic Tomato Puree (Water, Organic Tomato Paste), Organic Spices, Salt, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Baker’s Yeast, Citric Acid, Organic Flavor
Simply Organic Enchilada Sauce Mix
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.
Check out this vegan starter kit
It only has a few ingredients, and they’re all organic.
Organic cornstarch, organic chili pepper, sea salt, organic paprika, organic garlic, organic corn syrup solids, organic cumin, organic rice concentrate, organic guar gum, citric acid
Market Pantry Red Enchilada Sauce
The Target store brand enchilada sauce and surprise is entirely 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, making the sauce turn solid after cooking it and refrigerating it or trans fat. It is a bit high in sodium, but most sauces like this are.
This is the mild red chile sauce, but they do have other flavors.
Water, tomato paste, modified food starch contains less than 2%: citric acid, dried red chile peppers, garlic powder, hydrolyzed corn protein, monosodium glutamate, natural flavor, onion powder, salt, soybean oil, spices, sugar, yeast extract.
La Victoria Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
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 is 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.
Water, red chiles, modified food starch, dehydrated California chile pods, soybean oil, salt, distilled vinegar, dehydrated pasilla pods, garlic, and spice.
Las Palmas Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
This is another really authentic tasting sauce.
It has the right mix of spices and a great consistency.
Not too watery and not too thick.
Some people complain about a smell, and it has 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 green chile, if you’re in the mood for that one instead.
Water, dried red chile peppers, salt, cottonseed oil, cider vinegar, fumaric acid, garlic powder, spice, olive oil.
Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
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 are also people putting this in soups and casseroles, so clearly, it’s very versatile if you have a little extra lying around after making your enchiladas.
Water, tomato puree (water, tomato paste), modified corn starch. Contains 2% or less of sugar, salt, distilled vinegar, chili pepper, soybean oil, citric acid, hydrolyzed corn, and soy protein, onion powder, red pepper, color added, natural flavor.
Frontera Red Chile Enchilada Sauce
This sauce is filled with flavor.
They included roasted garlic and tomatoes, which helped make 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.
Tomato (fresh tomato, roasted fresh tomato, tomato puree, calcium chloride, and citric acid), water, New Mexico chile pepper, apple cider vinegar, red bell pepper, salt, onion, garlic, evaporated cane juice, spices, xanthan gum.
Be sure to double-check all ingredient statements before buying, even though we do our best to keep ours as accurate and up to date as possible.
Hey, I’m Joey. I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid and love everything about it. You can find my writing about food, kitchen appliances (such as blenders) and much more. Thanks for stopping by!
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