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Tex Mex Paste Recipe (Hello Fresh Copycat)

Claire By
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated May 19, 2023

This paste makes a perfect addition to tomato sauce, pork, chicken, or fajitas! It’s not too spicy and with a touch of cumin, you have all the Mexican flavors you’re looking for!

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Nothing beats a spicy tex mex paste that you can throw together with whatever pasta, rice dishes or tomato sauce, or anything you have on hand!

Plus, my husband is a huge fan and is asking me to prepare it every week. So I always double the quantity and make a big batch.

And it’s really easy to understand why! This hellofresh copycat tex mex paste is heavenly smoky and savory. And it has touches of sweetness thanks to the tomatoes-onions blend.

The list of ingredients is a bit long – but don’t get scared! This recipe is actually super simple!

All you need to make this paste is a few ingredients (mostly spices) and a food processor.

Hello Fresh Tex Mex Paste Recipe

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time1 hour
  • Total Time1 hr 10
  • Servings1
  • Yield1 cup of paste

Level: Easy


Tex Mex Paste ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients


How to Make It

Set the oven to 400°F.

Place garlic cloves on a baking tray lined with tin foil. Coat lightly with olive oil and wrap the foil around the garlic.
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Roast the garlic for 45 minutes.

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Add onion, roasted garlic, and fire-roasted tomatoes to the food processor.

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Blend until the mixture is smooth.

Tex Mex Paste Step 4

Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the tomato and chili paste, chipotle sauce, and rice vinegar to the saucepan. Mix well.

Add the dry ingredients and combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in the saucepan. Stir well.

Tex Mex Paste Step 5

Simmer the mixture over medium heat for 15 minutes. The paste is ready once it thickens up and becomes fragrant.

Tex Mex Paste Step 6

Pro Tips

  • If you can’t find fire-roasted tomatoes in the grocery store, you can use diced canned tomatoes. Just add some paprika to recreate the smoky flavor.

  • Roasting the garlic produces a more authentic hellofresh tex mex paste and a taste that’s closer to the original recipe. But if you want to skip this step, you can simply put the 5 garlic cloves raw in the food processor. Keep in mind that the taste will be stronger and sharper.

  • Speaking of roasting, I decided to remove the skins before roasting in the oven. Removing the skin caramelize the garlic gloves and give them a beautiful golden brown color (as you can see from my pictures!)
  • If the paste is too intense for you, you can add a touch of honey or brown sugar. The sweetness will balance the heat nicely.
  • You can also use dried chipotle peppers instead of chipotle sauce. For this, rehydrate 1 ounce of dried chipotle peppers by boiling them for 20 minutes in a large pot. Add them then into the food processor and blend with the other wet ingredients.

Storing Tex Mex Paste

Store the paste in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Or freeze for 3 months.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 512Calories
  • 21.8g Fat
  • 81.6g Carbs
  • 13.6gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 512
% Daily Value*
Total Fat21.8g 28%
Saturated Fat4.1g 20%
Cholesterol5mg 2%
Sodium7353mg 320%
Total Carbohydrate81.6g 30%
Dietary Fiber18.9g 68%
Total Sugars34.9g
Vitamin C0mcg 0%
Calcium259mg 20%
Iron10mg 55%
Potassium1425mg 30%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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