A simple taco sauce that’s quick to make and rivals store bought! You know exactly what goes in it, keeps for ages, and is terrific to serve with any type of tacos or as a dipping sauce for burritos, to drizzle over nachos or even as a dipping sauce for chips!
QUICK AND EASY TACO SAUCE
This is a quick and easy taco sauce that’s very versatile. It tastes as good as anything you can buy from the stores with the added bonus that you know exactly what goes in it, and you can customise it to your taste.
Just place the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes to bring the flavour together. That’s it!
This makes more than enough for one batch of tacos – but it keeps perfectly either in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for months.
USES FOR TACO SAUCE
Use this Taco Sauce for any type of tacos, including:
- Beef Tacos – old school style made with ground beef / mince
- Chicken Tacos
- Pork Carnitas Tacos
- Carne Asada Tacos
- Fish Tacos
If you can think of other ways to use this, drop a message in the comments section below and I’ll update the post – and thank you in advance! – Nagi x
A simple taco sauce to serve with any type of tacos. Adds that extra bit of flavour and sauce. It rivals any jar you’ll buy from the store – except you know exactly what goes in it! Great to freeze in serving size portions.
- 2 cups / 500ml tomato passata / puree OR 1 can (16 ounce) US tomato sauce ( (Note 1))
- 3/4 cup / 185 ml water
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 + teaspoon cayenne pepper ((adjust heat to taste))
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Mix then simmer for 10 minutes on medium low.
- Transfer to serving bowl, cool and serve with tacos or other Mexican dishes requiring a sauce. Makes around 2.5 cups.
- Or cool, then refrigerate for up to 5 days OR freeze.
1. Tomato passata is called Tomato Puree in America. It is just plain, pureed tomato. It is NOT tomato paste which is sour, concentrated tomato. It creates a thicker smoother sauce than using crushed canned tomatoes. In Australia it’s available in supermarkets in the pasta section and the good value ones are cheaper than canned tomato.
2. Add-ins – a can of green chilies would be terrific, as would chopped jalapeños (fresh or canned, adjust to heat). For a hit of fresh, stir in finely chopped coriander/cilantro leaves.
3. Freezing – I like to freeze in serving size portions. Defrost, warm if required, give it a good mix then it’s good to go!
4. Nutrition. Makes 2.5 cups.
Calories from Fat 18
LIFE OF DOZER
I don’t think he’s checking out the view… I think he spies FOOD (in the form of fish…??)