Salsa Roja Mexicana

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is my sister-in-law's red salsa recipe. She uses it to make her wonderful chicken enchiladas, but it's excellent for other uses as well. She is from Mexico City, and her Mexican cooking is always outstanding. We love to visit because every meal in her home is a feast!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the whole tomatoes in a saucepan with the peppers; cover with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer gently until the tomatoes are fairly soft but not falling apart - about 5 minutes.
  3. Drain, but reserve 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. Mix the bouillon into the 1/3 cup reserved cooking liquid and pour into the jar of a blender.
  5. Add garlic; blend until the garlic is finely dispersed throughout the liquid.
  6. Add the tomatoes and peppers to the blender jar, and blend for a few seconds. Do not over blend. It should have a rough texture.
  7. Heat the olive oil in the bottom of a sauce pan.
  8. Add the chopped onion and saute a couple of minutes.
  9. Add the sauce from the blender.
  10. Cook on high heat, stirring from time to time scraping the bottom of the pan until the sauce is reduced - about 6 - 8 minutes.
  11. Taste, and add salt if necessary.


Most Helpful

Oh my gosh, this is so delicious and easy to modify and double! And don't forget the enchiladas by this same author. A TEN **************

Old Dave May 23, 2014

I also made this to go with recipe #197801. Easy to make, great flavor & texture - better than the stuff from the jars. Absolutely delicious! Made for PAC, Spring 2008

QueenBee49444 April 28, 2008

Made this to go along with the enchiladas. This is beyond 5 stars. So easy to make and so yummy.

Kim1 November 30, 2006

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