Easy Taco Sauce from Scratch

We eat a LOT of tacos. It is probably a weekly or at the very least, a bi-monthly staple around here.

Thankfully there is also no need to make this sauce every single time you cook tacos, I just whip up a batch about once a month. The vinegar helps this sauce to keep well in the fridge for quite some time.

If you have a larger family and wanted to make a big batch of this, just double or triple the recipe so that you could have enough for multiple meals as well. But to be honest, the recipe is so simple that it doesn’t take much effort. Just simply whisk the ingredients together in a sauce pan and set it to simmer on the stove while you brown your taco meat. It’s that simple. I wish I could sound intelligent and creative and give you a long list of instructions… but I just can’t. There is nothing more to tell you other that what to use!

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Easy Taco Sauce from Scratch

  • Difficulty: easy
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Homemade Taco Sauce

  • 12 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbl Cumin
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • a pinch of cayenne (or more depending on your family’s tolerance of heat)
  1.  Whisk all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring up to a simmer.
    Simmer on med-low heat while you make your tacos or at least for 20 minutes. (This is important to give the flavors a chance to develop but keep it low and slow so that it doesn’t reduce too much.)
  2. Remove from heat, cool & store in a glass jar. (Can be served cold or warm.)

It’s that easy folks.  Nothin’ to it.

If you want to take it a step even farther, try my Taco Seasoning Blend as well!  With these two recipes you will have excellent Tacos with NO processed ingredients.

And just as a bonus, I’ll also throw in my recipe for Homemade, Traditional Refried Beans.

 

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