Amazing Salsa

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 3 quarts




  • Clean chilies with a damp cloth, then pull of the stems and remove the seeds and veins "I keep the seeds for the chili arbol because I like it hotter".
  • Place peppers in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Roast in 350°F oven for 2 to 5 minutes or until you smell a sweet roasted aroma, checking often to avoid burning.
  • Remove from oven and soak in the boiling water for about 30 minutes or until cool "I like to break up the chilies before I soak them".
  • Put peppers and 2 cups of the soaking water into a blender "Add more if the sauce is too thick, it will thicken slightly after simmered".
  • Add 10 peeled tomatoes, 1/2 onion, garlic, salt, vinegar, lime juice, sherry and brown sugar "If you do not know how to peel tomatoes check out this instructional video on youtube".
  • Blend until smooth "Can be done in batches if the blender is too small".
  • Pour the mixture in a medium saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Dice up the remaining vegetables into cubes and add to the sauce.
  • Chill over night.
  • Enjoy.