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Taco Bell Mild Border Sauce Recipe
Taco Bell Mild Border Sauce
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sauce
Calories: 183
Cook Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (6 reviews)
If you like the flavor of Taco Bells sauce but don't like the burn, this is the sauce to clone. It used to be that you could only get this sauce in the little blister packs from Taco Bell restaurants, but now the chain has partnered with Kraft Foods to sell the stuff in 7.5-ounce bottles in supermarkets. For the record, those bottles of hot sauce will set you back around $1.59 at the store, while the 6-ounce can of tomato paste required for this recipe is only 59 cents - and you end up with more than three times the amount of sauce!
3 cups water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
one 6-ounce can tomato paste
3 tablespoons white vinegar
4 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water in a medium saucepan. 

2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover the sauce until it has cooled. Store the sauce in a covered container in your refrigerator.

Makes 3 cups (24 ounces).

made to my tast
Submitted on: 12/22/13
I like the recipe as is, but I made a little change I substitute teaspoon of regular hot sause for the cayenne pepper then add a dash at a time to get the right amount of hot. I also add a teaspoon of Wright's Hickory liquid smoke for a chipotle flair with out the way to hot that I have found in all chipotle I have tried.
taco bell sauce
Submitted on: 04/05/13
This is good I think its hotter then mild but who cares,, I already had all the ingredients but the tomato paste it cost .45 to make almost a qt jar full of sauce. For tht I say ty!!
Cook it longer
Submitted on: 03/09/13
I also add cumin and garlic powder and cook it slowly for a long time until the ingredients really macerate together to cancel out the tomato flavor. This is awesome.
Submitted on: 03/25/08
It is a very good taco sauce however it is not the same as Taco Bell. It has more heat than the mild sauce and is too tomato flavored, missing that zip the mild sauce has in it. It is close but not exact. All other recipes I have tried here are exact. Outback Onion dipping sauce recipe on here is spot on, McDonald's Big Mac Sauce is exact as well.
Submitted on: 02/21/06
Perfect tasting recipe and so easy to make, I'll never buy it again!
Submitted on: 02/20/06
I love this recipe, and my family loves it too. I now use it to make my enchiladas also. We always have some in the refrigerator for tacos, burritos and nachos and so easy to make!