Taco sauce

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  1. Vincent4Heisman

    Vincent4Heisman Freshman

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    I'm in the middle of trying to master a home made taco sauce. I've got some paprika, chili powder, chopped jalapeno's (maybe substituting habineros) some water and some pepper and salt.

    I haven't made it yet, I'm just minding this thing out right now. When I do make it, I'll let you guys know how it goes.

    Any suggestions will be added.
     
  2. snorton938

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    here are a couple (for ideas) that you can look at and see if you want to add any of the ingredients into yours......personally i think adding in some Worcestershire sauce, garlic (or garlic powder), and maybe some cayenne would be good. maybe some dark brown sugar too (could add richer flavor).
    instead of water, what about a guiness stout (richer flavor). should be fun to experiment with this stuff.

    Nadines Taco Sauce

    Ingredients:
    2 can canned whole tomatoes -
    1 (28 oz cans)
    1 small onion
    1 small green pepper
    3 tsp chopped jalapeno peppers
    4 oz chopped green chilies
    2 tsp lemon juice
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1/8 tsp cumin seeds
    1 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp dried cilantro
    1/2 tsp dried parsley
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

    Instructions:
    Using a food processor, chop tomatoes, onions and peppers to a course
    consistency. Simmer them with the jalapenos, chilies and lemon juice
    for about one hour. Add remaining ingredients, allowing dry
    ingredients to rest on top of the liquid about 15 minutes before
    stirring in. Simmer about 45 minutes after stirring. Put a small
    amount in a dish to cool for tasting. Adjust hotness by adding
    cayenne. For a thinner sauce add a little water while cooking.
    Refrigerate sauce until ready to use. Makes about 3 1/2 pints.
    Servings: 1

    Super Taco Sauce

    ingredients:
    2 large onions -- diced
    10 medium tomatoes, peeled -- (5 pounds)
    Or two 28-oz cans whole tomatoes
    5 cloves garlic -- minced
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon leaf oregano
    1 teaspoon leaf thyme
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    4 habanero peppers -- optional
    Or 2-3 jalapeno peppers -- optional
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon wine vinegar

    Place all ingredients except flour, oil, and vinegar in crock pot and stir
    well.

    Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours.

    Remove cover and turn to High setting for one hour to reduce excess moisture.

    Stir in flour, oil and vinegar. Allow to cool.

    Force through a sieve or place in blender and puree until smooth. Note
    that a sieve will remove bitter skins and seeds, and is therefore a better,
    if slightly more tedious choice.

    Makes about 8 cups (64 2-tablespoon servings).
     
  3. bayoutider

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    Check out my OMG hot sauce posted below. I use it on tacos.
     
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    Below what?
     
  5. snorton938

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    i think you forgot to insert the hyperlink bayoutider.
     
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  7. Vincent4Heisman

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    Alrighty, here's my results...


    I used the Super Taco Sauce

    2 large onions chopped
    5 medium tomatoes chopped
    5 cloves garlic chopped up
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    Liberal use of oregano (less than the teaspoon)
    Liberal use of thyme (less than the teaspoon)
    1/2 tablespoon sugar
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    4 habanero peppers, smoked and then chopped
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 tablespoon EV Olive oil

    The flour thickened it up some, which was good, the peppers made it spicy. All in all it came out pretty good. I've got some tweaking to do, but when I find the zen of Taco Sauce, I'll report it.
     

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