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Copycat Taco Bell Red Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 min


This is a bonkers easy recipe! With only two main ingredients and a bunch of spices, you can whip this famous Taco Bell CopyCat Red Sauce up in no time. Doubling the batch is not even reckless – once you see how fast it goes!


  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (8oz)
  • C Water
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 TBS White Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Garlic Salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 


  1. Add all ingredients to a small pot and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Let cool completely before adding to your storage container.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: taco bell, copycat, mexican, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, red sauce