Tacos are a perfect easy family meal; kids love ’em and so do Mom and Dad. You can mix it up with different meats, hard or soft shells or even serve on lettuce. Add your favorite toppings – tomatoes, avocados, cheese, etc. – and a little taco sauce and you’re all set.
But have you have ever looked at the store bought taco sauce carefully? One of the ingredients is high fructose corn syrup. A lot of kids, especially those with ADHD or autism, react poorly to it. My oldest son is one of them, so when I couldn’t find any sauce in the store without HFCS, so I came up with my own recipe for homemade taco sauce.
This Homemade Taco Sauce recipe is delicious. With a simple blend of spices, vinegar, tomato sauce, and a touch of honey for a little natural sweetness, my kids tell me it tastes just like the Ortega brand they love. And for kids, that’s a compliment you know!
I admit that, at first, I wasn’t thrilled to make one more thing from scratch. I love “homemade,” but I’m also very busy.
But this homemade taco sauce recipe surprised me with just how easy it is to make.
It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up! You can make it with a mixer, by hand, or in a blender so it really couldn’t be any easier.
It’s just as easy as my homemade taco seasoning recipe we’ve used for years now.
I recommend using a mason jar to store your homemade taco sauce in the refrigerator. One batch will stay good for about two weeks. If the water separates on the top, just shake up the jar and your taco sauce will be as good as new.
Now we can really enjoy taco night without worrying about any additives or ingredients that might not be good for your family!Print
With spices, vinegar, tomato sauce, and a touch of honey, this kid-approved Homemade Taco Sauce tastes just like the store bought stuff, but without high fructose corn syrup.
- Combine all the ingredients.
- Store in the refrigerator.