i loved that sauce and coincidentally, when i was home for christmas break, i leafed through my mother's top secret restaraunt recipe books and came across a vegan recipe for it.
so if anyone else was a fan like me, here it is.
note: i haven't actually tried it yet but i just thought it was neat.
TACO BELL FIRE SAUCE:
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
3 cups water
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons finely minced canned jalapeno slices
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
dash garlic powder
Combine tomato paste with water in medium saucepan and whisk until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
Heat mixture over medium high heat until it begins to boil. Continue to cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat.
When sauce has cooled, put in sealed container and refrigerate.
Makes 3 cups.