Easy Homemade Taco Sauce

Easy Homemade Taco Sauce that easily is the same (if not better) than store bought. Ditch the store-bought taco sauces and make some delicious and economically friendly taco sauce. 


  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (or 1/4 tsp for less spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons sugar, or honey


  • Stir all ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Cook at a simmer until sauce thickens a bit and reaches your desired consistency. We advise to cook at least 13-15minutes on a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool sauce and serve. Store in an airtight container up to 7 days in the refrigerator or freeze within 7 days.

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