Vague title, I know.  However, creamy tex-mex sauce is what I love to put on top of my pork carnitas tacos and pork carnitas sliders.  It’s such a great combination of a little spice with a lot of flavor, and I found it to be really great with the insanely delicious flavors of the tacos.

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If you have the time, let this sauce chill for a while.  Make a margarita before you do anything else, enjoy that margarita as you create your creamy tex-mex sauce, then pop the sauce in the refrigerator while you finish your beverage.  Or just top some pork carnitas tacos with this sauce as soon as it’s made … just saying.  Do you.

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I’ve made a few variations of this recipe, and this specific post has the ingredients I used when I made pork carnitas sliders (pictured above) at my parents Fourth of July party a couple of weeks ago.  They were a big hit, and I had to make a couple of batches of sauce to keep up with the slider consumption!
This sauce recipe is quick, easy, and super flavorful.  Again, your creamy tex-mex sauce can definitely be eaten immediately after you make it, but it does taste better if you let it set for at least a couple of hours.  It gives the flavors a chance to meld and balance itself out.
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Just as a side note:  I like to spread it on the bottom and top bun of sliders, or down the middle of a tortilla before topping it with pork.  You can do whatever you like, though!  Drizzling it on top of the pork is always a great choice, then you can add extra flavor with fresh pico de gallo, thinly sliced jalapenos, cilantro, or anything else that pleases you!
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Creamy tex-mex sauce can work with nearly anything Tex-Mex.  Burritos, nachos, quesadillas, tacos, etc.  Let me know what you like to pair it with!  You can keep this covered in your refrigerator for a couple of weeks after it’s made, too.  So feel free to make it in abundance if necessary!

[my additional tips!]:

Actual Prep / cook time:  2 minutes

Clean-up difficulty:  1

Overall difficulty to make:  1

Overall satisfaction:  8

Price range?  This dish is under $2 for two to four people.

What I would change next time?  I always like things spicy, so maybe some cayenne! ๐Ÿ™‚

For your own version, I recommend:.

  • Use your favorite hot sauce
  • Feel free to get creative and add extra ingredients if you like!  I always want to hear how everyone adapts recipes to make them their own!

ยฉ 2016 : a flavor journal : by sara alvord
creamy tex-mex sauce.
Serves 4
Creamy Tex-Mex sauce is a quick and easy recipe that is PERFECT for topping tacos, sliders, burritos, nachos, etc. A little spicy and a lot of flavor will make any of your dinners pop! Try it for a quick weeknight dinner, or to share for parties!
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
  1. 1/4 cup mayo
  2. 1/3 cup sour cream
  3. 2 Tbsp. milk (I used 2%)
  4. 1/4 tsp. cumin
  5. 1/4 tsp. oregano
  6. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  7. 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  8. 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
  9. 1 Tbsp. hot sauce (I used garlic chili Cholula!)
  1. Mix it all together! ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Let it chill for a couple of hours if you like; the flavors blend better that way.
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