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Title: Fastest Salsa in the West
Categories: Condiment Mexican
Yield: 1 Servings

3lbRipe, red tomatoes, washed and halved
3 To 6 jalapeno peppers, stemmed and seeded
4 Cloves garlic, minced through a garlic press
1/2cWhite onion, minced
2tbGround chili powder (New Mexican, if possible)
1/4tsGround cumin
1/4cCider vinegar

(Makes about 1-1/2 quarts) Garlic salt or salt to taste

Roast tomato halves in a baking pan at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. You may need two pans. Cool. Drain and discard any clear juices in bottom of pan.

In two batches, place cooled tomato halves in food processor or blender and roughly puree. Do not over-process. Add pieces of jalapeno while processing second batch, pulsing on and off.

Place tomato-pepper puree in a wide, 4-quart saucepan with garlic, onions, chili powder, cumin and vinegar. Simmer 10 minutes, then taste. Add more seasonings and salt, if desired. Refrigerate or freeze.

From: The Red & Green Chili Book Asbury Park Press 09/23/92 Shared By: Pat Stockett