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.
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.
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.
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!
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! 🙂
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!
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creamy tex-mex sauce.
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!
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 Tbsp. milk (I used 2%)
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1/4 tsp. oregano
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. hot sauce (I used garlic chili Cholula!)
- Mix it all together! 🙂
- Let it chill for a couple of hours if you like; the flavors blend better that way.
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