Definitely am going to need to try it. If you’re new to homemade hot sauce I think you’ll find it surprisingly easy to make — just keep in mind that you’ll need extremely high doses of acidity and heat to give each drop that familiar tangy zip. I truly feel like this sauce deserves its own entrance song it is that good. I made enough to cook my dang taco meat right in it, like delicious ortega sloppy joes. Really good flavor. Grace I was going to ask the same question thank you. . I think it’s a little too tomatoey for taco sauce. Yay! Make that two tablespoons of chili powder. Amount is based on available nutrient data. I too, am an Ortega Taco Sauce addict. LOL. Tomato Taco Sauce. I will make this again and will make sure I have all the ingredients the next time. The sauce wow factor can be changed by adding or subtracting the amount of cayenne. Just disgusting. When I get into my Mexican food kick I could easily go through 2 bottles in a month… by myself…. This has a good consistency that will hold well on your tacos or even as a dip. Can not tell the difference between the two. The secret thing to make this sauce even better is to simmer it for at least an hour to bring out the flavor of the fresh onions and garlic. So glad you enjoyed it! Other brands of taco sauce are just not the same. We like it really hot, so I added a 1/2 teaspoon of the green chile habanero sauce by El Yucateco. My hope? 2 tablespoons white vinegar. Most definitely. Because it didn’t taste sweet enough at that point I added some sugar and, oops, made it a bit sweet. , So glad you like it too! Hello, oh this recipe looks fabulous! Thanks Marina! If it is a little thick add 1 TBS of water at a time until desired thickness. D-day for shoulder surgery is quickly coming, 5 days to be exact. Forget the onion an garlic powder, add the real stuff by putting all of the ingredients in a blender plus 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 onion. His response? I love ortega but it’s kind of expensive and my favorite grocery doesn’t carry it. This stuff is amazing - far superior to anything in the store. It says that 2 cups is one serving. I'll never buy taco sauce again !! Tonight I was looking at my corn tortilla chips thinking “darn no taco sauce it will never be the same” and here I am! Competes with any brand you buy off a grocery store shelf at a fraction of the price. Would these proportions be like mild, Ned, or hot? 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded, chopped. I was searching for an alternative to Ortega for a recipe and came across this. I also simmered it for a little while to thicken it. Thanks for the recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it. Store in the fridge or freeze half if desired. My only warning (or at least what I experienced) my homemade puree was a little more watery than the standard canned tomato sauce. I also add it in chili. Finely, grind the seeds in a spice grinder or using a mortar and pestle, stir into the tomatoes in pot. Here's what I did to make it suit my taste: I generally make my own sauce but when I initially made it we had a blight on our tomatoes that season and had to resort to canned tomatoes that winter. Don’t need to step out on a limb when saying anything with the word ‘modified’ in front of it is the furthest from it’s naturalistic form. 2½ cups vinegar (5 percent) 2 tablespoons salt. A restuarant I used to work at had them. It’s so good. I did get a giggle out of your Nutrition Information on the recipe. I usually only have tomato paste on hand so I add water to get the right consistency and just skip the water listed in the recipe. Pretty mild ingredients compared to other sauces out there, but nonetheless when I’m consuming the amount of taco sauce that I was, it needed to be revamped. Thank you! My name is Lindsay and I am a Ortega taco sauce addict. you need to be a bit more economical about it, right? It took like zero minutes. , And thank you Ken for taking the time to review it too . I have similar issues Luckily salsa is basic yummy, delicious ingredients too! You are a taco sauce goddess! 4 long green chiles, seeded, chopped. There also are testing strips to check the acidity. I’d love to hear how you like it. My mission began when I had just a tiny amount of sauce left. This recipe makes enough for three separate meals for a family of four. Thanks for that insight! Yes! Great for when I’m feeling lazy and don’t feel like making this sauce at times but this recipe is the perfect stand-in when we run out or want to be a bit more economical. I tripled your recipe for the freezer and a taco dinner, though, and LOVED it. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. I love Ortega’s sauce, but we’re trying to get away from corn syrup, so can’t wait to try this! I now am practically begged to keep making more batches of the gluten-free buffalo chicken meatballs. Worked like a charm. At first I was a little ‘put off’ by it separating but then realized there was probably a reason why the store bought version doesn’t. I just found this recipe and it is fantastic! If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. Excellent flavor, easy to alter so that it isn't too spicy. Turned out Great! Here's what I did to make it suit my taste: 2 cloves garlic, crushed. Yes, still the canned puree should work nicely. You are a saint. 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce. A great tasting sauce without having a prominent vinegar flavor as some major brands do. Just a couple drips but I couldn’t let it go to waste. Love the simplicity of this recipe. Nom. . Thanks for sharing. I took the back of the bottle and went to work. But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. Haha you are definitely not alone Heidi! Ladle hot mixture into pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Allrecipes is part of the Meredith Food Group. Make that two tablespoons of chili powder. Like the original sauce you buy in the store it is slightly runny to be able to pour easily over your delicious Mexican anything food. It feels good to know there are others out there. Ingredients. I mean not horrible but also not ideal with modified corn starch and corn syrup as the third ingredient. You've come to the right place! GOOD. So glad to have you here! Be it, beans, tacos, nachos, just dip chips in it.. Come to think of it I’ve dipped veggies in it before. Saute the Onion and Garlic. Thats a fantastic idea Ken! Easy to make with all ingredients in your cabinet already! Yes you most definitely can use your homemade tomato puree. I’m so glad there’s someone else out there with this addiction! Because when you put A SERVING onto a taco salad.. . I just made this and I think it is good but I haven’t had Ortega taco sauce in a very long time and can’t remember how it tastes. I loved taco so much and I gave it up for years. Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. 8 quarts peeled, cored, finely chopped paste tomatoes. Congrats! I am not a canning expert but I think the key is making sure you have enough acid in the recipe and it should be heated to a boil before canning it. I’d say it’s good in the fridge for about 2 months if not more. . It’s good. You are speaking my language! Thank you! Thanks going to try this and will can a bunch if my husband likes it as well as the store brand. Oh my God this is amazing. DIRECTIONS.