TSR Version of Taco Bell Fire Sauce by Todd Wilbur

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Top Secret Recipes www.topsecretrecipes.com. Taco Bell's Fire Sauce is one of my hubby's faves and posting for safe keeping to try very soon. Makes 3 cups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the tomato paste with the water in a medium saucepan and whisk until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Heat mixture over medium high heat until it begins to boil.
  3. Continue to cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat.
  4. When sauce has cooled, pour it into a sealed container and refrigerate.
Most Helpful

Made the sauce last night. It's a perfectly acceptable taco sauce but definitely not Border Fire Sauce. I sipped a spoonful of the sauce, tasted it, let it go all the way down, then tore open a packet of Border Fire, squeezed the contents into my mouth and did the same thing. Definitely a big difference. Border Fire has a very peppery taste at the front of the mouth, with very little burn at the back, still it warms your belly. Quite unique in that respect. This sauce has a much less striking flavor and is uniformly warm. Still, it's a very good general purpose taco sauce. I added a bit of lime juice later.

Sbignewski January 25, 2012

My husband and I love taco bell fire sauce, and we can never find any store-bought sauces that we like as much. I had all of the ingredients on hand for this one, so I decided we would try it, and I am sure glad we did. It is not exactly the same, but it is pretty darn close! I halved the recipe since I was not sure if we would like it, but I will definitely be making this again and again! Thank you so much for sharing!

Karabea November 06, 2009