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Taqueria Style Salsa in Minutes!

Who doesn’t love Tacos? I’m talking Authentic Tacos that you find in a Taqueria, in La Chiquita, Mexican Markets, etc. If you don’t know what I’m talking about or have never stepped foot into one of these gems YOU HAVE NOT LIVED!

When ordering your Tacos al pastor, de carnitas, de asada, de pollo asado, or whichever kind you order, you are given a salsa. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the salsa is not your average Picante Sauce you find in the chips section of your local grocery store. The salsas are a lot spicier, a lot more authentic tasting, and go GREAT with your tacos. Am I right?

Some Like it HOT

The recipe I have for you is for a Red Salsa. It has very few ingredients and will BLOW YOU AWAY on how easy it is to make, and how amazing it tastes.

In my home, we call it “chilé.” I make it once a week or so and we keep it in our refrigerator. We enjoy it with most meals. Adding spice always kicks up the flavor to any dish!

Old Fashioned Cookin’

Now, when I learned to cook I used pinches and hand fulls and learned to add salt or seasonings by tasting as you go. No cups, table or teaspoons were used. For this recipe, I’m going to teach you just the same.

Taqueria Style Salsa Roja.. in MINUTES!

Life Amor Family's Taqueria Style Salsa in Minutes
Ingredients

Heat on Med-Low Heat a silver dollar amount of oil in your small skillet, add the peeled garlic and small handful of the chiles.

Using your wooden spoon, every 10 seconds or so move around the chiles and garlic. You want them to get a nice roasted look to them. Once they have slightly blackened and the aroma has filled your kitchen, turn off and remove from heat.

TIP! Remember to keep your fan going at HIGH, the smell of the chiles roasting can sometimes make you want to cough. Try not to! The fan will help.

Pour canned tomatoes into the blender. Add a small palms worth of salt then add the chiles, garlic and any remaining oil. Start at a low speed and work it up to a puree. Blending for only 30 seconds or so.

Life Amor Family's Taqueria Style Salsa Roja

Carefully remove lid and taste salsa. It will be spicy! Remember this is a salsa you eat in small amounts NOT tortilla chip scoops full unless you want to! If it needs a bit more salt, add salt. If it seems too chunky allow to blend for seconds more.

ENJOY!

Taqueria Style Salsa Roja

Ingredients

  • Handful of Chiles Japoneses
  • 4-5 cloves of Garlic
  • 14.5 – 16 oz Can of Diced Tomatoes (for best results look for the cans with green chiles, or fire roasted)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions


  1. Gather your Blender, Small Skillet and Wooden Spoon
  2. Peel your garlic
  3. Heat on Med-Low Heat a silver dollar amount of oil in your small skillet, add the peeled garlic and small handful of the chiles.
  4. Using your wooden spoon, every 10 seconds or so move around the chiles and garlic. You want them to get a nice roasted look to them.
  5. Once they have slightly blackened and the aroma has filled your kitchen, turn off and remove from heat.
  6. Pour canned tomatoes into the blender. Add a small palms worth of salt then add the chiles, garlic and any remaining oil. Start at a low speed and work it up to a puree. Blending for only 30 seconds or so.
  7. Carefully remove lid and taste salsa. It will be spicy! Remember this is a salsa you eat in small amounts NOT tortilla chip scoops full unless you want to! If it needs a bit more salt, add salt. If it seems too chunky allow to blend for seconds more.
  8. Serve on top of your tacos, alongside juevos, with meat from the BBQ or whatever else you prefer.
  9. ENJOY!

I hope you love this Recipe as much as we do!

The next Mexican Food Recipe I’d love to share is for Sopes!

Do you have a favorite that you would like to learn? I would love to hear your ideas or requests!

 

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