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Taco Bell Taco Sauce Recipe


I needed taco sauce for my California Barbecue Beans recipe and I didn't have any. I found this recipe on and I am so glad that I did. It's so simple and very easy to make. I'll never need to buy taco sauce again!

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  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Servings 1
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Place the tomato sauce, water, chili powder, cumin, minced onion, white vinegar, garlic powder, garlic salt, paprika, sugar and cayenne pepper in a sauce pan and stir well. Simmer at a very low temperature for 15 to 20 minutes until flavors meld.

Remove and cool. May be kept in refrigerator for several days.

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