Tuesday 17 July 2007

Recipe - Homemade Taco Sauce

I love tacos, enchiladas and other Mexican food. Living in England it can be quite hard to get hold of 'authentic' ingredients and I for one have grown tired of the boring taco sauces/salsas that you can get hold of in the supermarkets.

This recipe is for a non chunky taco sauce that will make your tacos taste much, much better. The sauce can be reheated or used cold.

Homemade Taco Sauce - Makes 2 cups

2 cups Tomato Passata
1 1/4 cups Water
2 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
1/2 green pepper, seeded and grated
2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 - 3 teaspoons cumin (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano

Start by mixing all spices and then put them to the side. In a food processor (or use a handheld mixer) blend water and grated green pepper until the mixture is smooth. Transfer to a sauce pan and mix in the tomatoes and the vinegar. Bring this to a boil, add the spices and lower the heat.

Simmer for 40 - 60 minutes, until the sauce has thickened, stirring now and then. Let the sauce cool, then cover and put it in the fridge. Let it stand there for a day so all the flavours gets a chance to blend.


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