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Homemade Taco Sauce

Rated as 4.92 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 cals
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 g fat; 3.1 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 352 mg sodium. 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...

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

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...

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...