No need to walk out of the restaurant with tons of little packs in your pockets, you can make this sauce at home. This is easy to prepare a version of Taco Bell sauce.
Making Taco Bell Taco Sauce
Now there’s no need to walk out of the restaurant with little packs of Taco Bell sauce bulging out your pockets and worrying if you will be chased by a waiter! You can make this sauce at home with this easy to prepare version of Taco Bell sauce.
Where Did the Taco Come From?
The taco today is a fast-food staple, but you might be wondering how it came about. The taco was most likely invented by Mexican silver miners in the 18th Century. In those mines, a “taco” was the name of the little charges that were used to excavate the ore. These consisted of pieces of paper wrapped around some gunpowder. These “tacos” were inserted into holes the miners carved in the rock. Actually, if you stop and think about it, a chicken taco with a good hot sauce is a lot like a stick of dynamite!
The Role of the Taquería
For a long time, taquerías were in the working-class neighborhoods of Mexico City. Industrialization lured migrants from all over the country, and the women brought with them their regional cooking skills. Every region in Mexico has slightly different local foods, so Mexico City became a huge bubbling stew of all these different foods. This cosmopolitan world of dining was not for the rich and Mexican food as we know it today was born.
When Did the Taco Appear in the U.S?
The taco was probably brought to the US in the early 20th Century when the first Mexican migrants were starting to come to work in the mines and on the railroads. Mexican food was seen as street food. It was associated with tamale street carts in Los Angeles, and a group of women called the Chili Queens in San Antonio. Tourists came looking for two things in San Antonio – the Alamo and the Chili Queens. Mexico was thought of as a dangerous place, and the Chili Queens provided a way to sample that danger, but minus the risk of being set upon by bandits. There was a risk though – the food was VERY HOT. People described it as “biting like a serpent.”
Glen Bell’s Taco Bell
Glen Bell did not invent the taco. He borrowed all things taco from his Mexican neighbors. What he did do was utilize a U.S. business model called franchising. Mexican restaurants generally don’t put the word “taco” in their restaurants’ names. The Taco Bell restaurants are a way of selling Mexican food to non-Mexicans without actually going to Mexican neighborhoods. To read much more about the history of the taco, click here.
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- Taco Bell Enchirito
- Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
- Taco Bell Crispitos
- Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze
- Taco Bell Pina Colada Fruitista
Taco Bell Taco Sauce
Make your own mild version of the Taco Bell Taco Sauce.
- 8 ounce tomato Sauce
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon dry minced onions
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Place in sauce pan and stir well, simmer at a very low temperature for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove and cool. May be kept in refrigerator for several days.