I wanted taco sauce the other day but didn't have any in the house, so I improvised. I ended up with a pretty decent sauce. It was quite a bit like the sauce in those little orange packets at Taco Bell. I think next time I might use low-sodium tomato sauce or tomato paste instead of ketchup just to see if I like it any better.
"In A Pinch" Taco Sauce
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup ketchup
Combine taco seasoning mix with ketchup. Add enough water to make 1 cup total. Pour mixture into small saucepan and simmer until reduced to 3/4 cup. Let cool to room temperature, then serve or refrigerate.
Makes 3/4 cup.