Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins
originally from Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur http://www.topsecretrecipes.com
- 1 (6 ounce) 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
- Combine the tomato paste with the water in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until smooth.
- Add the cayenne pepper; chili powder, salt cornstarch, vinegar, and dried onion and stir.
- Chop the jalapeno slices very fine.
- You can use a food processor, but don't puree.
- The best kind of jalapenos to use are those bottled for nachos or pizza.
- Add them to the mixture.
- Heat the mixture to boiling.
- Continue to stir about 3 minutes and remove from heat.
- Let the sauce stand until cool, and then put in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate.
- This will last for 1 to 2 months.
This tastes like Campbell Tomato soup with cayenne pepper. Save your money.
And, anyone who says it tastes like Taco Bell hot sauce, has never been to Taco Bell.
I really like this! I was worried b/c I am particular with my salsa and I didn't really think this would cut it. I used fresh onion and probably used 1/2 cup. I added cilantro and way more jalapeno than the recipe called for. I really like it, but I don't think it tastes like taco bell! I did use less salt based on other reviews.
Good as is, however I found it to be just a hair salty for my taste. I reduced the salt to one teaspoon and increased the corn starch to three teaspoons total for better consistency.