Prep 1 hr
Cook 6 mins
homemade salsa that tastes better than store bought
- 6 roasted jalapeno peppers
- 2 large onions (chopped)
- 5 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 (10 ounce) cans Rotel tomatoes & chilies
- 2 (28 ounce) cansskinless whole tomatoes
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Take the peppers and place them on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet.
- Roast the peppers in the oven for approx 3 minute then turn the peppers to assure the peppers get smoked all around.
- Once the peppers are roasted, I cut the stems off and I cut 3 peppers in half and remove the seeds and the membrane.
- Then put the peppers into a food processor/blender.
- Then add the garlic,onions, sugar, salt, cumin and the whole tomatoes.
- And then pulse until you have reached the desired consistency.
- Then pour into a bowl and add the rotel chile tomatoes.
- This recipe makes almost 3 quart So you may need to do this in a couple of different batches. Or just cut the recipe in half to make about a qt and a half. I make this much around the house cause it goes really fast.
- If you want it hotter, delete removing the seeds and membranes of the peppers.
- If you would like for it to be milder, use few peppers.
- If you prefer to have a smoother salsa, you can also pulse the chile tomatoes in the processor.
- The only cooking time to this is the time needed for roasting the peppers.
Great salsa! My jalapenos were nice and spicy, so I got a nice hot salsa. It does make a lot, even after I halved the recipe; plenty for a party! Thanks for sharing! Made for PAC Spring '14
I loved this recipe and thought it was delicious. I served this salsa for my monthly poker party. My guests thought it had too much onion. And some didn't like cilantro. But they are all a bunch of LOSERS who owe me money because they suck at poker. Don't pay any attention them... I thought it was terrific but I agreed to go with the consensus. I liked it very much...
Thanks Chefron44 for answering my post on the boards asking for an enchilada sauce. I cut this recipe in half but followed the rest. The roasted jalapenos really added some flavor to this salsa. I used this to top some beef enchiladas and they really kicked up the flavor a notch. Thanks again! Roxygirl