Taco Bell Baja Sauce

Taco Bell Baja Sauce (Copycat)

If you like nachos, tacos, or another type of Mexican food, Taco Bell’s Baja Sauce is a great way to season them.

It’s creamy and delicious, with a spicy kick to give most dishes the perfect finish. This copycat sauce was inspired by a popular fast-food restaurant sauce (sadly discontinued now).

This sauce can be used on anything that needs a spicy kick, including crispy salads and chicken-based recipes.

What Is Baja Sauce?

This tangy yet creamy sauce adds tremendous flavor to tacos, chips, salads, fish, and more. It is a fusion of Mexican and Southern California flavors that can replace sour cream in many dishes.

It has a very simple ingredient list, but the final flavor is what makes this sauce so amazing. It is made with jalapeno peppers, red bell peppers, mayonnaise, vinegar, and some spices.

I have not tried these versions, but they sound delicious! Some Baja sauce recipes include lime juice, egg yolks, and parmesan cheese.

What Does Baja Sauce Taste Like?

The sauce can be tart, tangy, or a little cheesier, depending on the recipe you follow. Baja sauce can be smooth, creamy, and packed with spice and heat.

Here is my recipe for tangy and spicy Baja sauce!

How To Serve Baja Sauce

The most common use of Baja sauce is with fish tacos, but it can also be used on nachos, quesadillas, over chicken and beef, and even as a base for slaw.

Baja sauce can also be used with burritos and fajitas. However, nothing stops you from trying it with other foods as well – if you do, let me know what you think!

You will love Baja sauce if you like spicy creamy mayo.

How To Alter This Recipe

You can make a lighter version of this Baja sauce by using sour cream instead of mayonnaise.

Alternatively, you can substitute one part of the mayonnaise with sour cream to make spicy ranch dressing.

Both versions tasted great to me!

How To Store Baja Sauce

You should consume Baja sauce within a few hours after making it – it will have fresh flavors and all ingredients will be well combined.

Eat the Baja sauce 24 hours after you make it if you want more flavor. This will allow the flavors to develop even further.

In an airtight container or jar with a tight lid, Baja sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for 4–5 days.

Taco Bell Baja Sauce (Copycat)

Preparation time: 5 minutes

6 servings

The ingredients

  • Jalapeno peppers, sliced

  • Bell peppers, chopped and seeded, 14 cups

  • Onion, chopped, 2 tablespoons

  • The amount of mayonnaise is one cup

  • Vinegar made from red wine or white wine

  • Cumin powder, 14 tsp

  • Garlic powder, 14 tsp

  • To taste, salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Remove the seeds from the jalapeno peppers to reduce the heat.

Combine jalapenos, bell peppers, and onion in a food processor.

The ingredients should be processed until they are almost smooth.

Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.

5. Stir in the jalapeno mixture.

Mix well until the mixture is well combined.

Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to four days.

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Taco Bell Baja Sauce (Copycat)

The yield is six

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Time: 5 minutes

Featuring a tangy yet creamy texture, Baja sauce perfectly complements tacos, chips, salads, fish, and more!

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Ingredients

  • Jalapeno peppers, sliced

  • Bell peppers, chopped and seeded, 14 cups

  • Onion, chopped, 2 tablespoons

  • The amount of mayonnaise is one cup

  • Vinegar made from red wine or white wine

  • Cumin powder, 14 tsp

  • Garlic powder, 14 tsp

  • To taste, salt and pepper

Instructions

    1. Jalapeno peppers can be de-seeded for less heat.

    2. Combine the jalapenos, bell peppers, and onion in a food processor.

    3. The ingredients should be processed until they are almost smooth.

    4. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.

    5. Add the jalapeno mixture and fold it in.

    6. Combine the ingredients well.

    7. You can serve it immediately, or you can store it in a refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container.

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