Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

originally from Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the tomato paste with the water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir until smooth.
  3. Add the cayenne pepper; chili powder, salt cornstarch, vinegar, and dried onion and stir.
  4. Chop the jalapeno slices very fine.
  5. You can use a food processor, but don't puree.
  6. The best kind of jalapenos to use are those bottled for nachos or pizza.
  7. Add them to the mixture.
  8. Heat the mixture to boiling.
  9. Continue to stir about 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  10. Let the sauce stand until cool, and then put in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate.
  11. This will last for 1 to 2 months.


Most Helpful

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.

jimpeterson October 15, 2010

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.

Mrs. Beckman January 17, 2014

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.

GreenScoutII June 08, 2011

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