Most corn burrito aficionados agree, it is the sauce that makes it. Whether you enjoy smothering your corn burritos with sauce with cheese on top, or leaving the sauce on the side to dip so that your cheese melts directly on the corn burritos, the sauce is key! Of course, NO sauce at all is still pretty good!
Here are some sauce recipes that may get you close to what you remember from your favorite local corn-burrito-serving restaurant.
Fosters Freeze Corn Burrito Sauce:
15 oz. tomato sauce
1/8th tsp. ground Oregano
1/4 tsp. Cayenne
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. oil
heat and mix well
Santa Paula Mr Fish ‘N Chips Corn Burrito Sauce:
Created by the sweet Asian couple back in the 50’s
1 cup ketchup (cheap is fine)
1+1/2 cup water
1 Teaspoon of corn starch (for thickener)
1 Tablespoon dried red chili flakes (like the kind they use in pizza places.
Add just a drip of red food coloring, but not really necessary due to ketchup.
Mix all together, and bring to a boil, then simmer for a few minutes.
You can add more chili flakes if its not hot enough for you.
Makes enough for about 30 corn burritos.
Green Sauce (Tia Babe’s Knockoff)
Get the big can of green chilis. Pour the sauce from it into a big pan. Pour almost the same amount of water in. While its heating up, dice up some of those green Chilis. Once your sauce comes to a boil, add some “mild” cheddar cheese. Not sharp. It won’t melt in. It has to be a softer cheese. Add the cheese slowly. Now add in your diced green Chilis. You can eat it as a soup. If you do use the sauce as a soup, add cooked chicken.
Tony’s Burrito Hut
One 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1/3 of the same can water
Two ounces of Tapitio
15 flakes of crushed red pepper
Pinch of salt
Hi Ho (Bulk)
3 gallons ketchup
2 cups yellow chili juice (from the yellow chilis they gave away)
1 cup dried mustard
2-3 cups red chili flakes
salt and pepper
Cook until bubbly then on low until desired thickness. Reduction is important.
In a pinch or don’t want to make sauce? Just use El Pato!
Do you have a corn burrito restaurant sauce recipe to share? Leave a comment below and I’ll add it!
If you have a homemade sauce you love, please share those too!