I usually check the ingredients on cans and packaging before I purchase, so I didn’t look at the label before making my enchiladas. Unfortunately, the sauce was poured before I realized that its ingredients, though none showed wheat, did have a “warning” that it “contains: soy and wheat”. From the ingredients themselves (and I did check my “Glutencheck” app), this was not obvious, and rather than dumping my artichoke & chile enchiladas, I cooked and ate them, with the delusional mindset of “what you don’t know can’t hurt you”.
Next day, I emailed the distributors, B&G Foods, through their Las Palmas products’ link…
Message: “I am gluten sensitive. The (sauce) can says it contains soy and wheat but I can’t tell from ingredients where the wheat is. Is it processed in a factory with wheat? Because I don’t recognize any ingredients as containing wheat.”
Their response- “Thank you for your email and interest in one of our products. This Las Palmas sauce contains a wheat ingredient in the “spice” blend used in its formula. As a result the sauce is not gluten free.”
So, I learned a valuable lesson- continue to check labels, even if I purchased it and looked at the ingredients prior to buying…I might have missed something in my rush at the market.
Also, the Las Palmas site, in their FAQs pages, says “Las Palmas Red Chili Sauce, Las Palmas Crushed Tomatillos and Las Palmas Red Enchilada Sauce are all gluten-free.” So next time, I’ll go with the red sauce rather than the green.
3 thoughts on “Las Palmas Green Chile Enchilada Sauce”
It’s so hard to find good gf green chile sauce, even where I am at (in texas). I’ve been making my own for years, it isn’t too difficult. 🙂
My recipe, if you’re interested, is here: http://www.glutenvygirl.com/green-chile-sauce/
Hey, glutenvygirl! I’m not really a cook, and up until I went GF last August, we ate out…a lot! Now, not so much.
I tend to throw things together for myself, whatever GF ingredients are in the fridge.
I did find some green enchilada sauce at Safeway from La Victoria brand, it contains soy but no mention of wheat. I did not “feel” a reaction from the Las Palmas sauce, but I used so little on my own enchiladas (a lot on my husband and son’s), so maybe that amount was alright for my level of sensitivity (I’m not allergic).
Thank you for your comment! I will try your recipe as I love Mexican food, hot & spicy.