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Homemade Taco Sauce

Homemade Taco Sauce

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Units Scale
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan or pot, add the tomato sauce, water, lime juice, white vinegar, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Adjust seasonings to taste. You may want to add a little more salt, a dash of hot sauce, or an additional squeeze of lime juice.
  4. Allow to cool, then transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.

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