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mexican essentials: mild topping red sauce

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is a mild sauce that can be drizzled over tacos and used as a sauce on Mexican pizzas, or other recipes. The vinegar gives it a wonderful tang, and the spices give it savor. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mexican essentials: mild topping red sauce

  • 1/2 c
    filtered water
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce, plain variety
  • 2 Tbsp
    distilled white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dehydrated onions, finely ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    sugar, granulated variety
  • 1/4 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1/4 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper

How To Make mexican essentials: mild topping red sauce

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need a saucepan, and a non-reactive jar to store the sauce in.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Add the tomato sauce, water, and vinegar to a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring up to a simmer.
  • 5
    Place the dry ingredients into a spice blender, and blend until finely ground.
  • 6
    Add to the simmering sauce.
  • 7
    Continue to simmer for 5 – 7 minutes.
  • 8
    Remove from the heat, allow to cool.
  • 9
    Store in a non-reactive container in the fridge, until ready to use.
  • 10
  • So yummy
    Use anywhere you want a piquant sauce for your Mexican recipes. Enjoy.
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