Introduction: Taco Bell Lava Sauce

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If you are like me, then you are going to love this recipe. I was finding myself, once a week, going to Taco Bell to get anything with Lava Sauce on it. I knew there had to be a better way so I made my rendition of Lava Sauce. It is perfect to bottle up and to always have some on hand.

Eat up and enjoy!

 1 cup of Chip Cheese Dip (mild, medium, or hot )
 1 & 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
 1 teaspoon of smoked Paprika
 1/2 a teaspoon of Granulated Sugar
 1/2 a teaspoon of Cumin
 Pinch of Garlic Powder
 Pinch of Onion Powder
 2 teaspoons of Cold Water

Step 1: Cheese

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Place Cheese Dip in a mixing bowl

1 cup of Chip Cheese Dip (mild, medium, or hot )

Step 2: Seasons

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Measure and the dry seasons in a separate bowl, then add seasons to Cheese Dip

1 & 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon of smoked Paprika
1/2 a teaspoon of Granulated Sugar
1/2 a teaspoon of Cumin
Pinch of Garlic Powder
Pinch of Onion Powde

Step 3: Mix

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Mix the Cheese Dip and Season together with a spoon (mix well)

Once mixed, add in the 2 teaspoons of Cold water, and mix well once again.

Refrigerate for 12 hrs to let the sauce set.

Step 4: Extra Yum ( Taco Bell's Chicken Quesadilla )

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Extra Ideas:

We like to make Quesadilla's at home, all you need are

One large Chicken Breast
Pack of Large flour tortillas
Grated Cheese - either mild or sharp cheddar, or Monterey
Pinch of Salt

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

Step 1: Season the Chicken with salt
Step 2: Grill or pan fry the chicken breast, until cooked
Step 3: Chop Chicken in peices
Step 4: Place tortilla on greased baking sheet and top with chicken and cheese.
Step 4: (optional) add Lava Sauce ( Taco Bell's Quesadilla has Lava Sauce )
Step 5: Place another tortilla on top of the other and place in oven for 12 minutes

Eat and enjoy!


pmn9393 (author)2013-10-28

Thank you!!!! They got rid of the volcano burrito, i think i'm gonna make one at home now

jitoh (author)pmn93932013-11-01

You have me craving a Volcano Burrito now, haha. To the kitchen!

kylemcentee (author)2014-01-31

taco bell uses Creamy Jalapeno Sauce. Not Lava sauce.

LeirinS (author)kylemcentee2015-12-18

they used to have lava sauce, they always have creamy jalapino sauce. Its different,

jitoh (author)kylemcentee2015-01-27

Now they do, and it seems to be sub par to Lava sauce. :-(

aayush.deepak.7 (author)2014-11-03

Pls tell me if its ok to use regular paprika powder instead

jitoh (author)aayush.deepak.72015-01-27

You can, but you will lose that spicy kick.

nightninja87 (author)2013-11-02

love this one question though chip cheesedip are you talking like the cheese dip you buy in supermarkets for tortillas and stuff or something else?

jitoh (author)nightninja872013-11-03

In this instructable I used Old Dutch cheese dip for chips, you should be able to use about any cheese dip though.

Great question, thank you for asking.

meland998 (author)jitoh2013-12-15

Hi. Seems this has a high rating. :) In your honest opinion, does it taste identical to Taco Bell Version or no? I can't get Old Dutch where I am. I looked on their website and they have several options, but only MILD, not hot, etc. Do you have a 2nd brand you would recommend? THANK YOU!!! :)

jitoh (author)meland9982013-12-19

It is a very close match, from there ingredients they use egg and oil (Mayo) instead of cheese. You can use any cheese dip really, I want to try making a thicker batch using Velveeta cheese some day. Remember you can make it and modify it to your liking. It is very inexpensive to make, so give it a try and let me know what you think. Thanks for the great question meland998 and have a great Holiday season :-)

british_owl (author)2013-11-01

oh!! this looks so good!! im so going to try it!

jitoh (author)2013-11-01

I never did mention if you want to add a little more heat or less, feel free to adjust the cayenne pepper amount to your taste. Happy eating all :-)

explosivemaker (author)2013-10-23

looks good

jitoh (author)explosivemaker2013-11-01

Thank you so much :-)

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