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Taco Sauce

This Taco Sauce Recipe is mild and tangy. If you’re a fan of Taco Bell’s mild taco sauce, then give this one a try on your favorite Tex Mex recipe! This is great on Ground Beef Tacos and delicious with Beef Burritos. Why not drizzle some on Baked Nachos? You’re sure to love this easy to make Taco Sauce!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 ½ cups
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Nikole Berg


  • 1 ½   cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ a 6 oz can of tomato paste about 4 tablespoons
  • 1 ½   tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ground cayenne pepper: leave out completely for no heat use ½ teaspoon for medium heat and 1 teaspoon for hot!
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  • In a medium saucepan, dissolve 1 teaspoon cornstarch in 1 ½ cups water.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (tomato paste through onion powder) to the pan, whisking to combine.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve warm, at room temperature or cold.
  • Refrigerate unused portions for up to a week.


I like to let the taco sauce cool for a few hours before serving. It gives the flavors a chance to mellow out.
Painter's tape makes a great way to label mason jars. They peel right off-no scrubbing!


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2416mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1186IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg