Homemade Mexican Taco Sauce Recipe

Homemade Mexican Taco Sauce is easy to make with tomato sauce and spices that are commonly used in Mexican sauces and many other recipes as well. This sauce taste so good on ground beef stuffed tacos, topped with shredded cheese, lettuce, and tomato slices.

Tomato sauce is being used in this recipe, but you can use tomato puree with vinegar, sugar, and dried spices. The ancho chili powder is made from poblano peppers that give a smoky flavor to the taco sauce and brownish-red color.

The spices play an important role in making the overall flavor of taco sauce. These spices are very traditional in Mexican cuisine and are commonly used in so many recipes. Sugar adds a little bit of sweetness to balance the flavor.

Making the taco sauce is not complicated and time-consuming. Just add all the ingredients to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool it down and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

You can use this taco sauce in so many different ways like on omelets, on baked potatoes, as a salad topping, as a marinade for chicken, shrimp, or steak. Also, use it as a pizza base sauce for taco pizza.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

How to make Mexican taco sauce

Add water to a saucepan with all the ingredients, except lime juice.

Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10 minutes. Simmer and stir the sauce occasionally.

Remove from heat and pour the lime juice. Mix well and let the sauce cool completely.

Transfer the sauce to an airtight container/jar and store it in the refrigerator.

Use this Mexican taco sauce within 2-3 weeks.

Homemade Mexican Taco Sauce Recipe
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Homemade Mexican Taco Sauce Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 16 Tablespoons
Author: Rehan

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Instructions

  • Add water to a saucepan with all the ingredients, except lime juice.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10 minutes. Simmer and stir the sauce occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and pour the lime juice. Mix well and let the sauce cool completely.
  • Transfer the sauce to an airtight container/jar and store itin the refrigerator.
  • Use this Mexican taco sauce within 2-3 weeks.

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