Here is a recipe for making a homemade version of Taco Bell’s red sauce:


  • 1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until it has thickened slightly.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sauce cool to room temperature.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl or an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

This recipe makes about 1 cup of sauce, which can be used as a condiment for tacos, burritos, or any other Mexican-inspired dish. Enjoy!