Wednesday, May 2, 2012

BAJA SAUCE (Taco Bell Clone)

Taco Bell has a condiment that I adore, it is called Baja Sauce and it is cool, creamy, spicy and completely addicting (plus it is oh so easy to make).

 1/4 of a red bell pepper
1 jalapeno seeded chopped(see note below)
2 tablespoons diced onion

Put the above ingredients in a food processor, and chop until very fine.

6 teaspoons of the above chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Mix well and cover. Chill overnight.

NOTE:  I use a very small jalapeno and remove the seeds and ribs  to lessen the heat factor for picky-picky husband, but if you like more "heat", use a larger pepper or leave some of the seeds  in.

NOTE: I've never tried Miracle Whip in this recipe, so I can't comment on that. I used light mayonnaise and light sour cream and it worked very well.

NOTE: Make sure you let it sit in the fridge overnight, makes all the difference in the world.

NOTE: This keeps in the fridge for several days.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds very good! Love the pretty colors and bet it would be good on a baked potato too:@)

Mary said...

This looks wonderful and would be a perfect addition to a Cinco de Mayo celebration. You've given it great eye appeal and it would quickly disappear. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Barbara Bakes said...

What a great sauce. I know I'd love it too.

Pam said...

This would be great on so many things! It looks great.

Lisa Huff said...

Made this on a whim tonight...found your recipe via Pinterest. I didn't have fresh peppers so used jarred roasted red bell pepper & pickled jalapeno pepper instead. This is so very yummy....and the part about it keeping in the fridge a few do you keep it that long? We finished ours at a single meal! ;)