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Basic Slow Simmered Salsa

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“Most people think you make a salsa by throwing tomatoes, peppers, and onions in a blender. Give that a try and tell me how it tastes... You need to add some heat to make the flavors come alive. I developed this recipe over time as I tried and tried to make the perfect salsa, I have not arrived there yet, but I believe my recipe far exceeds any other salsa recipe I have ever seen online, and I never looked at a salsa recipe until after I created this one.”
1hr 15mins
1 Salsa

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Choose your ingredients carefully, you can make all kinds of different creations just by switching up the kinds of tomatoes, onions, and peppers you use. Yellow tomatoes make a terrible salsa because they don't have the same level of moisture as most types of red tomatoes. I know some people that swear by boiler onions for salsa, they are small, but powerful onions. I recommend Roma tomatoes and a nice big Spanish Yellow onion for your first salsa.
  2. Begin by dicing the tomatoes. If you don't feel like it (lets face it, that's a lot of tomatoes to dice), then you can throw them in a food processor for a few seconds (be careful not to liquefy them, that will not make an appetizing salsa).
  3. Throw about 85% of the tomatoes into a saucepan with your corn oil. Turn the heat up to simmer (very low). Remember to stir this once in a while, but while you are not stirring, try to keep a lid on it.
  4. Next, dice your onion and throw about 85% of that in with the tomatoes and stir. Make sure you set the last 15% of your onion and tomatoes aside for later.
  5. Next, dice up your peppers and throw them all in the pan/pot. You should chop these up a bit smaller than your other ingredients. I highly recommend a food processor for this step, Chipotle peppers can be very tough.
  6. Next, chop up your garlic and throw that in to the pan. Add in the remainder of your spices (Cilantro, Cumin, Salt).
  7. Add the lime juice and Vinegar. Make sure your stir well after this.
  8. Replace your lid and let the salsa simmer for about an hour or so, stir ever once in awhile. After about 30-45 minutes, add in your leftover onion an tomato (the 15% you set aside).
  9. Once you notice the salsa beginning to lose moisture, remove it from heat. It should still be fairly watery at this point, it will set when it cools down.
  10. Transfer your salsa to another container and refrigerate for a few hours. After that, its ready to be served with tortilla chips! Enjoy!

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