May 8, 2015

Fabulous Friday Flavour: Home-made Taco Sauce

Buying taco sauce from the jar wasn’t something I was too keen about when I made the Enchilada last week, mainly because of the preservatives present in a commercially-bought jar.

So I decided to try my hand at home-made taco sauce and was surprised at how easy it was to make it. My only gripe was that some of the ingredients are hard to find here in Bangkok and I had to use a taco seasoning from a packet as it is the only one that contains chipotle pepper! Not ideal, but for now, I can live with it.

Look at that deep, dark red sauce…it should have been much lighter in colour but that’s because I almost over toasted the dried ingredients!

Home-made Taco Sauce
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  1. 1 packet taco seasoning
  2. 2 cubes chicken stock
  3. 3 tbsp olive oil
  4. 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  5. 1 can tomato puree
  6. 2 tspn chilli powder
  7. 3/4 tspn garlic powder
  8. 1/2 tspn cumin
  9. 1/2 tspn dried oregano
  10. 1 tspn onion flakes
  11. salt to taste
  1. Roast all the dried ingredients in a pan.
  2. Add in olive oil then then stock cubes
  3. Add in taco seasoning and flour. Mix well.
  4. Add in tomato puree. Add some water if it is too thick
  5. When the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the ladle, remove from heat
  6. Use the sauce immediately or let it cool completely before refrigerating
  1. All in all, done in about 15 minutes tops. With only teaspoon of chilli powder, this taco sauce was a damn fiery one! Be warned.
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  1. Gen

    It’s like you read my mind! I’ve been looking for a good homemade taco sauce recipe and this will come in very handy when I make enchiladas. Yummy! Just one question – how much is in one can of puree?

    • Hahahhaaa!!! I visited you in your dreams! :p Creepy, eh! I use the small can of about 140-150g.

  2. Great recipe which we look forward to using. We usually cook with a pinch of this and a dash of that!

    • That’s what always happen in cooking for me too – a bit of this and a bit of that! And then I can’t remember what I added! :p Thank you for leaving a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love your blog and wanted you to know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blog Award. Many people don’t like to participate, and don’t worry about it. Although I would love to hear your 7 “facts.” I just wanted you to know that I gave you a shout-out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That’s sooo amazing!! Thank you Barb! ๐Ÿ˜€ Honoured to be nominated and I’ll try to get down to this soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a little jet-lagged currently! THANK YOU!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Yum! I need to try making my own taco sauce. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You are most welcome, Brittany! Just a shame that I couldn’t find chipotle peppers and had to make do with a seasoning packet which makes it less “authentic”. But easy enough to do. Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚


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