You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make this delicious Homemade Taco Sauce!
Is there anything better than Summer? Nothing puts me in a better mood than the warm air and green leaves! Granted, that means that I have to mow the grass and weed the garden, but I’ll take it. For us, summer means lots of fresh veggies and herbs from our garden. Speaking of the garden, I planted kale for the first time this year. I’ve planted lettuce in previous years, and it didn’t grow all that well for me. I’m hoping that my kale experiment works out well…stay tuned! Of course, summer around the Spiced house also means spending lots of time out on the back deck. And the back deck means the grill!!
Homemade Taco Sauce
I have no idea why, but I crave tacos in the summer. Yup, tacos. Grill up some delicious chicken, pile on the fresh herbs, and douse that sucker in homemade taco sauce. Taco sauce has always been a staple around our house on Mexican food nights, but it wasn’t until I made my own that I wanted to pour taco sauce all over everything. I seriously think I could drink this stuff! I might not feel so great later, but I still think I could do it. If you’ve never made your own Homemade Taco Sauce, then you need to make a batch. Tonight. Trust me on this one!
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make a big batch of this Homemade Taco Sauce. In fact, you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. It’s basically tomato paste, water, and a bunch of spices. I actually like to freeze this taco sauce in 1 cup batches, and then I’ll pull out a batch whenever we make Mexican food. It’s simple, easy, and this homemade version beats the heck out of the store-bought stuff!
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Homemade Taco Sauce
- ½ cup tomato paste a little less than a 6-oz can
- 1½ cups water
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp minced dried onion
- 2½ tsp cumin
- 1½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan; whisk together until well combined.
- Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
- Allow taco sauce to cool before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.