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Homemade Taco Sauce

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"Simple and easy to make. Competes with any brand you buy off a grocery store shelf at a fraction of the price."
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35 m servings 15
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Stir tomato sauce, water, vinegar, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt, chili powder, paprika, sugar, and cayenne pepper together in a saucepan over low heat; cook at a simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Cool sauce slightly before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This recipe makes enough for three separate meals for a family of four. I divide the finished batch into thirds, using the first at that meal and freezing the remaining two servings, divided into small freezer bags.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 15 calories; 0.2 3.1 0.7 0 352 Full nutrition

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All of these sauces can be tweaked to suit the individual. Here's what I did to make it suit my taste: Make that two tablespoons of chili powder. Forget the onion an garlic powder, add the real...

A great tasting sauce without having a prominent vinegar flavor as some major brands do. The sauce wow factor can be changed by adding or subtracting the amount of cayenne. This has a mild spici...

Really good flavor. I'll never buy taco sauce again !! Recently went to a friends house where they were having tacos and noticed a "Honey Chipotle" name brand sauce, came home tweaked this reci...

Really good, made it twice now. I usually only have tomato paste on hand so I add water to get the right consistency and just skip the water listed in the recipe. Also, I've used red wine vinega...

Excellent flavor, easy to alter so that it isn't too spicy. Much better than store-bought. Thanks.

Love this! I was looking for an alternative to overly processed store bought options and this fit the bill.

This was really good! I love the fact that I had the ingredients in the house & didn't have to go to the store (my whole reason for making it homade). The family love it, thanks for sharing!

i cant wait to try this recipe it sounds really delicious thank u soo much

I was making my standby Burrito Pie from this site, and didn't have any taco sauce. In an effort to avoid going to the store, I came upon this recipe and was thrilled to find out I had everythin...