Taco Sauce


Once you realize how easy it is to make your own taco sauce you'll never buy a jar of taco sauce from the store again! Ready in just 15 minutes.

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Taco sauce
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-04-19, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 01-04-2021

15 minutes 4 people Sauces
Taco sauce


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  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 140 gram tomato paste
  • About 100 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (depending on how spicy you'd like the sauce to be)
  • Pepper and salt to liking
Taco sauce ingredients
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  • Cutting board
  • Chefs knife
  • Small saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Taco Sauce

15 minutes 4 people Sauces

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Making the taco sauce -- 15 minutes

Peel the onion and clove of garlic and cut into small chunks. Heat up the small saucepan without adding in butter or oil on medium-high heat. SautÉ the garlic and onion until glazed.

Add tomato paste along with the paprika powder, cayenne pepper, chili and cumin. Cook for a few minutes, this is very important to de-acid before adding moisture.  

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Taco sauce

Add sugar and vinegar, bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let simmer for a few minutes, or until the onion and garlic has softened up. Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy your home-made taco sauce!

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