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Baja Sauce


"This is a tasty white sauce to use on Mexican dishes."
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3 h 25 m servings 201 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)

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  1. Place bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and onion in the bowl of a food processor; puree until smooth. Stir together 4 teaspoons of this puree with the mayonnaise, and vinegar in a small bowl. Season with pepper, garlic powder, and cumin. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours to allow flavors to develop.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 201 calories; 21.9 g fat; 1.6 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 157 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 64 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

it tastes and smells just like Taco Bells baja sauce! I left out the bell pepper and added a little extra jalapenos. I can't live with out it now.

Most helpful critical review

I felt that it gave you a nice base to start with but i had to add more of the ingredients to make it even close to the taste.

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it tastes and smells just like Taco Bells baja sauce! I left out the bell pepper and added a little extra jalapenos. I can't live with out it now.

Pretty close to Taco Bell's Baja Sauce. VERY simple. I would make this again but I think I might try this with half sour cream next time and increase the garlic powder and cumin. Heat-wise, it's...

This is an amazing tasting sauce, I cant get enough of it. Feel free to throw in an extra jalepeno if you like a little spice. Also they don't mention it in the recipe, but when you chop up the ...

This was a great sauce! After letting it rest for 5 hours I tasted it and it seemed a little bland for me. We added 1&1/2 tsp. more of the pureed mixture to the mayo mixture. As well as an extr...

As with a few other reviewers the "all mayo sauce" was a bit heavy. After talking with a few other people the next batch will replace the mayo with sour cream. I put sour cream on my tacos any...

I suggest doubling up on the first part of this; use 1/2 red bell pepper, 2 jalapenos & about half of an onion. Then mix the 2nd part of the recipe as stated. I mixed half of the pepper mixture ...

Really good, tastes like Taco Bell's sauce, only better!

Pretty good - next time I'd probably do half mayo and half sour cream because the mayo taste was a little too heavy for me

Pretty close tot he taco bell version. I found it hard to puree such a small amount of stuff. And as others have said, the amount of peppers and onions listed makes enough for a double batch. ...