As for "degree of heat"......this one is A-OK with teens AND picky-picky husband, so it is fairly mild. If you want more heat, add extra cayenne pepper.
16 ounce tomato sauce
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (this will give you a mild heat)
Mix together in heavy saucepan and simmer gently for 15 minutes or just until it is slightly thickened.
You can eat this right after it cools down, but it is SO MUCH TASTIER if you chill it in the fridge overnight!!!
This keeps in fridge for a week (if it lasts that long). You will find yourself using it on everything!!