Mexican Essentials: Mild Topping Red Sauce

Andy Anderson !


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.


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 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


  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.
  11. Use anywhere you want a piquant sauce for your Mexican recipes. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Mexican Essentials: Mild Topping Red Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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