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Glass bowl on a wooden board filled with Taco Bell copycat Red Sauce.

Copycat Taco Bell Red Sauce Recipe

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!

  • Total Time: 20 min


Units Scale
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (8oz)
  • 1/3 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Let cool completely before adding to your storage container.
  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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