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Taco Bell’s Hot taco sauce

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Recreate the flavor of your favorite Taco Chain’s Hot Taco sauce! This copycat recipe for Taco Bell’s Hot taco sauce tastes like the real thing, but you don’t have to leave home to have it!

You’ll Need:
1 6-oz can tomato paste
3 cups water
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon minced dried onion
2 tablespoons canned jalapeno slices, chopped finely

In a saucepan over medium heat combine both the water and the tomato paste, stirring or whisking until it’s smooth. Add the cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, cornstarch, vinegar, and dried onion, stirring well. Add the chopped jalapenos, and bring the sauce to a boil, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Cook the sauce for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently to allow it to reduce and thicken.

Cool. This sauce stores fairly well in the refrigerator and will last up to 3 months.

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2 thoughts on “Taco Bell’s Hot taco sauce”

  1. I think that this recipe is a good way to spice up your tacos. I would recommend using corn tortillas and just using the sauce as a topping for them. It seems like it will be really easy to make, which makes me want to give it a try!

  2. The heat level and consistency seems right but this doesn’t taste like Taco Bell hot sauce. The chili powder overwhelms the other flavors. Perhaps it’s the brand or type of chili powder that I used but I suggest adding the chili powder one teaspoon at a time and tasting it along the way.


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