Homemade taco sauce

Homemade taco sauce



  • 2 tsp (10ml) olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tin (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp (20ml) white vinegar
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smokey paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp sugar


Heat oil in a small saucepan and add onion, capsicum and garlic with a pinch of salt.

Cook on low for 8 minutes until soft.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.  

Reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes.

Leave it as is or blend/process for a smooth sauce.

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  • Ideal on pizza, tacos or even with corn chips as a dip.
  • If you don’t have vegetable stock you can substitute it for beef stock, which will give you a more robust flavour.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder: You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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