Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe was posted per a recipe request. This Taco Sauce will be on the thin side. Canning instructions follow.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the tomato paste with the water in a large stainless or enamel saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir until smooth.
  3. Add the cayenne, chili powder, salt, cornstarch, and vinegar.
  4. In a food processor puree the onion and jalapeno until smooth.
  5. Add to tomato water mixture and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  6. Once you have reached the hard boil stage cook for 3 minutes, then remove from heat.
  7. Let stand to cool.
  8. Place in a tightly sealed container and place in the fridge.
  9. This will keep up to 2 months.
  10. If you wish to can this product you pour the hot liquid into clean, sterile hot half pint jars and process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I'm ashamed to admit, that I just LOVE Taco Bell's taco sauce! I like the mild and the hot! Well, I made this recipe and couldn't believe how good it was. I don't like the store bought brands, have tried every one. Yet another "DiB's" recipe that is tried and true, AND VERY MUCH LOVED! I quadrupled the recipe the 2nd time and canned into pint size jars. Janine in Illinois

Neeney September 28, 2007

Very Good! Like the fact that you don't use fresh onions. Has a nice heat to it. I think the chili pwd is a little over-powering, so next time I will probally reduce it to 1 TBS or less.

kansashortcake August 31, 2009

Really good sauce. I followed the directions exactly, except that I didn't puree the canned jalapenos. I bought the diced peppers, so I left them diced. I will definitely make this recipe again. Thanks DiB's for posting!

Kim D. January 11, 2009