Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Homemade Taco Sauce

Homemade Taco Sauce
I make my own Taco Sauce, mostly for the reason that I usually have a can of tomato paste on hand, but rarely have a bottle of taco sauce. I like being able to whip this up whenever I feel like it, and it makes enough that it lasts a long time.

My brother has used this recipe but canned it in small jars for later use. He said that turned out great.

I just recently used this Taco Sauce on my Copycat Casey's Taco Pizza, and it worked great. I recently started reducing the amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe when I know my son will be eating it, because he always likes to point out when things are "too spicy!" The refined palate of a 2-year old.

Taco Sauce

recipe adapted from Top Secret
Makes 3 cups (24 oz)

3 cups water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
3 tablespoons white vinegar
4 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Dissolve cornstarch in water in a medium saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and cover until cool. Keep in a covered container in the refrigerator to store.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

1 comment:

  1. Yum - I can never get this on sale so this is perfect to make from scratch! Thanks!