How to make taco sauce – I love tacos very much. One of the easiest Mexican recipes out there, they’re as easy as browning mince to make.
One thing I do insist on hand-creating every time, however, is the sauce for my tacos. At a few dollars a jar, I feel better taste and value is served if you spend an extra few minutes putting together your own taco sauce.
Here’s how you can make your own delicious taco sauce.
How to make taco sauce
To make your amazing taco sauce, enough for 12 taco shells, you’re gonna need (ingredients):
400g tinned tomatoes (fresh if you like, you’ll hear no qualms from me!)
1/2 an onion
1/2 a capsicum (you can use the rest of both of these when you go to cook your beef if you like)
2 cloves garlic
1 small chilli (but it’s up to you how many chillies you use, isn’t it?)
A splash of white wine or cider vinegar
2 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of ground cayenne chilli (to taste)
A splash of olive oil
To actually do the sauce making, you will need to (method):
1. Place the olive oil in a medium sized pan and heat. Place a dessert spoon in your mouth and slice the onion and capsicum. The dessert spoon seems to fend off some of the onion sting and reduces crying into your food.
2. When the oil is getting hot, brown the onion and lightly cook the capsicum for a few minutes. Crush the garlic cloves and add to the pan, stirring well all the time.
3. Next chop the chilli (chillies if you’re like me) and throw them in also. Continue to stir until the onions are browned how you like them.
4. Add the can of tomatoes to the pan, ensuring the sudden temperature change doesn’t break the pan or cause the juice to spit out everywhere. If it does, you’ve got some cleaning to do. Stir and turn the heat down so that the sauce simmers gently.
5. Add a short splash of the vinegar, seriously not too much. Add the paprika and cayenne and stir well again.
6. You can now go and begin to prepare your meat for the tacos. After 20 minutes, or when the sauce has thickened appropriately, you can add it to your meat mixture, as if it was a canned supermarket sauce.