Hotsie Totsie Taco Sauce


Spicy homemade taco sauce. Easy and much cheaper than store-bought. Our family loves to use it as a dipping sauce for fries, onion rings, chicken tenders... You name it!

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


  • 1 (8 ounce) jar hot Mexican-style tomato sauce (picante tomato sauce)

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Heat picante tomato sauce, water, taco seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, sugar, lime juice, onion powder, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat; simmer until fragrant, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Sauce can also be made milder by subbing mild picante sauce.

Prepared sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about one week. Unused sauce may be frozen in containers after cooled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

14 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* 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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