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Jun 7, 2010 01:43 AM

El Pato Salsa - What am I missing?


I am at wit's end. There is a spice in El Pato salsa that I can not figure out for love or money. Here's the recipe so far, but I am definitely missing a spice:

8 oz tomato sauce
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp powdered chile de arbol
1/2 tsp paprika
1/16 tsp ground clove and allspice
1/4 tsp vinegar (white)
salt to taste

Here is a link to the product page, for those who don't know what I'm talking about. It's the yellow can.

Here is a partial list of some of the spices I've tried:

Yellow Mustard seed
Black Mustard seed

Has anyone had El Pato? Do you know the flavor I am speaking about? I require assistance, please.

Thank you in advance!

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    1. Hi Johny 5, New to this board....I LOVE El Pato....just recently discovered and now have stock in it b/c I buy it so much! Would love to learn how to make it and have tried your recipe and added ground oregano...just a little bit at a time. Try this the spice you are missing?

      1. I prefer green can, used both for decades. I don't really care for real chunky salsa and the green can fits the bill, excellent taco sauce right out of the can. If you have 99 cent or dollar tree stores near you they carry all three yellow, green & red(enchilada sauce) in 27.5 oz cans for a buck!