Taco sauce (for tacos, burritos or enchiladas) recipe

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A tomato based sauce good for tacos, enchiladas, burritos or any other Mexican dish that calls for a red sauce. The sauce can be made as hot or as mild as you like by adjusting the amount of cayenne and chili pepper used. You can also make more sauce by increasing the ingredients used. This recipe will make 1 cup of sauce.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 25 minutes, Serves: 4 


4 Tbsp minced onion
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped tomatoes

1/4 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/3 cup water


Add the olive oil, onion, garlic and tomatoes in a sauce pan over medium heat and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the remaining ingredients (spices, vinegar and water), stir well, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring one or two times more.

Remove from the heat and cool.

Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Notes and tips

This sauce can be used in tacos, fajitas, burritos or enchiladas. You can also vary some of the spices used to your liking.
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