Monday, February 4, 2013

Homemade Taco Sauce

There are a lot of great Mexican food recipes that call for taco sauce, found on some aisle, etc. I have been trying to make some stuff at home that I would normally buy in the grocery store. How has that been working out for me? It is cheaper, healthier, I know exactly what is going in there, and I usually have the ingredients at home anyway. It took less than ten minutes to whip this sauce up and who keeps a can of taco sauce in their pantry anyway? I had never even heard of it. It is delicious and really adds a ton of flavor to mexican dishes. This recipe will yield one cup. I recommend at least doubling this recipe and freezing to save for the next time you want some, because it will happen!
Source: Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

8 oz. of Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup of Water
1/4 teaspoon of Chili Powder (add more 1/4 teaspoon more if you like it hotter)
1 teaspoon of Cumin
1 tablespoon of Onion, chopped
1 tablespoon of White Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon of Salt
1/4 teaspoon of Paprika
1/4 teaspoon of Sugar
1/4 teaspoon of Ground Red Pepper


First, place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.

Now, pour the ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes. This will blend the flavors together, do not skip this part.

Use this in any recipe that calls for taco sauce. It will yield about one cup.

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