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Taco Sauce Recipe
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Taco Sauce

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"This is from Pancho's. It's really good."

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Original recipe makes 1 /2 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Whisk together the garlic, sugar, cumin, salt, mustard, cayenne pepper, and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk in the olive oil until incorporated.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 28, 2010

thank you VERY much for this! KEVINLEE91 is from West Memphis, AR, so I'm hoping that this is a recipe for the taco sauce at Pancho's Tacos in the Memphis/West Memphis area. I grew up eating these tacos and have never had their equal. Plan on making a batch of this and keeping it in the fridge. Will add it to the bland, flavorless tacos I sometimes have to get from Taco Hell. KEVINLEE91, you've made my day!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 09, 2010

I wouldn't call this a taco sauce sorry, and there needs to be more seasoning in the mixture & waaaay less oil.


14 Ratings

Jul 20, 2009

This tasted strange with tacos. Tasted great as a dressing on a salad of lettuce, green peppers, olives, onion, black beans, and corn that went WITH the tacos though. In fact I will actually save this recipe just for that.

Oct 20, 2009

I used this recipe, with a couple alterations, as the sauce on a taco pizza and it turned out great! I doubled the recipe since it makes such a small batch, but I kept the amount of oil the same since it seemed like too much to me. I actually used 1/4 c olive oil and 1/4 c canola oil so the olive oil flavor wasn't so overpowering. I added one tsp of chili powder and about 2 Tblsp of ketchup to thicken it up and balance out the flavor a little bit. It turned out great! Now it's a keeper!

Sep 03, 2010

Used this for a fajita pizza, but If I was making tacos I would have been very disappointed. It was not like traditional taco sauce. Great for a pizza tough, just brush the dough with it and sprinkle a bit over the toppings.

Sep 02, 2014

This has a good flavor and would taste fine on tacos, I think. Since I was using this as an ingredient for another recipe (Chicken Ole from this site), I added a few squirts of ketchup to give it the tomato flavor I would normally expect. (However, I did try the sauce without it and thought it was good without the ketchup too.) Additionally, I followed the advice of other reviewers to double the spice amounts and use 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup canola oil instead of just the olive oil. Next time I may add a few dashes of chili powder and paprika if I want a more traditional "taco sauce" flavor.

Jan 24, 2012

oh my gosh, thank you soooo much. I love Pancho's taco sauce and I hate buying it in the store because it is costly compared to the amount we like to use. I'm going to try it tonight!!

Dec 02, 2009

It took some adjusting. We like some spices more than others. But this recipe works great in a pinch.


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  • Calories
  • 21 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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