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King Taco

Its an interesting idea to try the powder chipotle. My issue right now is in increasing the heat level. I'm going to try some habaneros and keep you posted. I'd like to know more about the orange taste that ultravista suggested.

Sep 06, 2013
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King Taco

I just did a new batch and it came out pretty good.
Toasted handful of chilies
2.5 tablespoons of ckn knorr
3 teaspoons of pre minced garlic
2 tablespoons of wine vinegar
2 small cans of chipotle. 1 entire can and in second can I rinsed off adobo sauce but added all chilies.
2 cups of water
I addedd no salt since knorr is is rather salted. Strained and ready to go. I didn't dehydrate the chilies.

Sep 01, 2013
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King Taco

Just a suggestion but u might not need to strain it if you are re hydrating the chiles de arbol. I do because I was toasting them and blending them which left them a bit flakey.

Aug 30, 2013
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King Taco

I don't re-hydrate the chilies but I'm thinking of doing this. BTW, lets not respond to the loser...he's probably never even tasted a good Mexican salsa.

Aug 29, 2013
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King Taco

I know that its a whole other topic but any suggestions on the green sauce?

Aug 28, 2013
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King Taco

You are right about the heat level, mine was not spicy enough even though the taste was close. I'm thinkin
g of adding a couple of habaneros to increase the heat level.

Aug 28, 2013
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King Taco

Handful of chiles de arbol slightly toasted in a pan with oil. 2 1/2 tablespoons of chicken knorr; at least 1 can of chipotles but maybe more depending on the amount of water you use. About 2 or 3cups of water. I used 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar but you can try regular vinegar; 2 teaspoons of garlic. I used the minced type sold in jars. That's it, salt to taste but be careful because knorr has plenty of salt. Blend thoroughly and strain.let us know how it comes out.

Aug 27, 2013
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King Taco

Same as redmeat's. I first tried it with Red wine vinegar. The only thing I would do differently is to add a little more than 1 can of chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. In my opinion, this is the addicting flavor.

Aug 26, 2013
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King Taco

Honestly, after I blend it for a good 10 to 15 minutes , I strain it because the chiles de arbol don't blend too smooth, I let it chill and that's it. I'm not sure if redmeat does.

Aug 26, 2013
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King Taco

I am glad that you agree that it was very close, afterall, you are the one that simplified it. I will try it with regular vinegar and see how it comes out. I am also tempted to try the green sauce since its my wife's favorite. Have you tried the green one?

Aug 26, 2013
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I used the chicken flavor Knorr. I really believe that the addictive taste is that of the combination of the chipotles with the chiles de arbol. For this reason, you might need to add more than 1 small can depending on how much water you add when you blend chilies. I used about 2-3 cups of water. Also, I used "La Morena" brand of chipotles. Try differnt combination of measurement for each ingredient until its to your liking. Enjoy!

Aug 14, 2013
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Like I said, it's good enough for me but I'm going to keep on tinkering with the measurements. I used "La Morena" brand of chipotle chilies in adobo.

Aug 12, 2013
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I just tried this recipe and it's pretty darn close to me...good enough as a matter of fact. I kept it simple like redmeat suggests. I wish I would have made it spicier though.
I did the following:
-Sautéed/fried a handful of chiles de arbol for a couple of minutes. Don't let them get too dark otherwise it takes on a different taste.
-Added 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar(bought this one by mistake instead of rice wine vinegar but it's just as good)
-Added 3 tablespoons of Knorr
-Added 2 tablespoons of garlic. I used the minced version that they sell in jars.
-Added a full can of chipotles in adobo sauce.(small can)
-Salt to taste.
These are all of the ingredients that I believe are required and now it's just a matter of messing with the measurements to get it down right but not by much for my taste. To me, the addicting ingredient was the chipotle chilies in the adobo sauce and l like I said, this is good enough for me. Give it a try, it's not that complicated, I kept it simple with simple ingredients as would have been done in a taco truck when they first started. If you think about it, regular vinegar might have been all that they used back then.
Thanks Redmeat!!!!!

Aug 10, 2013
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King Taco

I just tried this recipe and it's pretty darn close to me...good enough as a matter of fact. I kept it simple like redmeat suggests. I wish I would have made it spicier though.
I did the following:
-Sautéed/fried a handful of chiles de arbol for a couple of minutes. Don't let them get too dark otherwise it takes on a different taste.
-Added 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar(bought this one by mistake instead of rice wine vinegar but it's just as good)
-Added 3 tablespoons of Knorr
-Added 2 tablespoons of garlic. I used the minced version that they sell in jars.
-Added a full can of chipotles in adobo sauce.(small can)
-Salt to taste.
These are all of the ingredients that I believe are required and now it's just a matter of messing with the measurements to get it down right but not by much for my taste. Like I said, this is good enough for me. Give it a try, it's not that complicated, I kept it simple with simple ingredients as would have been done in a taco truck when they first started. If you think about it, regular vinegar might have been all that they used back then.
Thanks Redmeat!!!!!

Aug 10, 2013
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Hey redmeat, I noticed that you have a few different variations of your receipe. Which one do you recommend I try and make?

Apr 17, 2009
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I just came across this board and I must say that I admire the dedication from many of you in finding the right concoction. I messed with the green sauce myself a few months ago but my wife said that it wasn't even close so I just gave up. I prefer the red sauce for it explosive tast so I will try some of the receipe's listed here. I live in Fontana and they're finally going to open a KT but god know's when. I must say that I did taste a sauce that came very close to KT's when I use to live in Maywood. They have a taco joint called Taco Boy which has a salsa bar and one of their sauces comes very close except that its not as spicey. It's on Atlantic and Slauson. Maybe some of you guy's(and gals) will give it a try. I'll keep on checking back till someone gets the right batch. Good luck!

Apr 14, 2009
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