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.
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 3 cups water
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- 3 tablespoons canned jalapeno slices, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 dash garlic powder
- Combine the tomato paste with the water in a medium saucepan and whisk until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Heat mixture over medium high heat until it begins to boil.
- Continue to cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat.
- When sauce has cooled, pour it into a sealed container and refrigerate.
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.
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!