Homemade Taco Sauce


This taco sauce is simple and easy to make. It competes with any brand you buy off a grocery store shelf at a fraction of the price. This recipe makes enough for three separate meals for a family of four. I divide the batch into thirds and freeze two servings in small freezer bags.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Stir together tomato sauce, water, vinegar, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt, chili powder, paprika, sugar, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan.

  2. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Cool sauce slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

15 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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