Homemade Taco Sauce

This taco sauce is easy to make at home. The flavor competes with any brand you can buy at the grocery store and it's a fraction of the price. This recipe makes enough for three separate meals for a family of four. I divide the batch into thirds and freeze two servings in small freezer bags.


    • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
    • ⅔ cup water
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 2 teaspoons onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • ½ teaspoon chili powder
    • ½ teaspoon paprika
    • ½ teaspoon white sugar
    • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Stir tomato sauce, water, vinegar, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt, chili powder, paprika, sugar, and cayenne pepper together in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Cool sauce slightly before serving.