Mild Taco Sauce in the style of Taco Bell
1 (14 ounce) cans tomato sauce
2/3 cup water
1 to 2 teaspoon chili powder (to taste)
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons instant minced onion
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 pinch cayenne pepper (to taste)
1 pinch red pepper flakes (to taste)
Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and stir well, simmer at a very low temperature for 15- 20 minutes.
Remove and cool.
May be kept in refrigerator for several days, but I susggest freezing half for later use unless you have having a big group of people.
Pairs Well With
I love Taco Bell mild sauce, but I really shouldn't be eating there. That said, I found this recipe which comes close to the TB version and gives me a bit of flavor for my own homemade burritos, tacos and nachos. I even love just dipping chips in this sauce and it is very low-cal on its own.