This taco sauce is really simple to make. So, next time you are making something that you want taco sauce for and you don’t have any-make some.
I don’t always have taco sauce on hand. But, I always have canned tomatoes and spices.

You will need a blender. I use a hand held immersion blender.
You will need a small or medium size saucepan.


1(14.5 to 16oz) can chopped tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sugar- optional
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Blend the tomatoes until smooth.
Combine in the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients.
Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Continue simmer for about 30 minutes or until as thick as you like.

This will make about 1-1/2 cups.
It will keep in the refrigerator for a few days up to a week.

The thicker it is, the hotter it will be. And remember that it will thicken a little upon cooling.
This is not really hot, but it does have some heat to it.
If you want it milder, start off with half the amount of cayenne and taste before adding the rest.