Taco Sauce (Hot version)

I already have a version of taco sauce that is very much like what you get at Taco Bell – the plain sauce, not the hot. This version here is kicked up, and is just like the hot packets you get at Taco Bell. Perfect on tacos, nachos, and anything Mexican or southwestern.

Hot Taco Sauce

This hot taco sauce is great on my copycat Taco Bell tacos.

Taco Sauce (Hot version)

Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place tomato sauce and water into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the spices and whisk to combine well.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional values are approximate.

Taco Sauce

This taco sauce is dangerously close to being the same as the sauce you get in the little packets at Taco Bell. It’s very good over tacos.

Taco sauce

I like my taco sauce to have a little heat, so I added a good bit of cayenne. Leave it out for a tasty, non-kicked-up version.

Taco Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, whisking often. The sauce will thicken.
  • Remove from heat and let cool. The sauce will keep for at least a week in the fridge.

Nutritional values are approximate.