Whenever I visit my mom, she likes to send us home with loads of stuff. Hashtag Mexican Moms Be Like… The entire backseat and trunk will be completely full. I’m not exaggerating either. The redhead will also come home with a $100 bill in his pocket. If we’re lucky, she will give us a dish that she has prepared. As delicious as her dishes are, it can be very challenging to safely transport her food – it needs to be refrigerated and usually doesn’t make it back in the drive. Talk about a Mexican food tragedy! This Chipotle Salsa, however, made it back safe and sound. It was eagerly consumed at our house within hours of its arrival.
Making Chipotle Salsa is super easy. Seriously, easy. “Have no fear, salsa is here!” It’s probably one of the easiest salsa recipes I know. It’s great to eat in front of a good football game with a big bowl of tortilla chips, or you can cook with it too. Everyone has their own version of this recipe, but this is the way we make it.
Some people will roast their tomatoes which will give it an extra depth of flavor. The lazy man’s way of making Chipotle Salsa is to use raw tomatoes. You’re still going to cook the tomatoes, and if you have the time, by all means, roast them for maximum flavor. Me? I’m a busy home cook. “Time is mommy” and I need to save it whenever I can. Have no worries. The raw version will still be just as flavorful, but it still needs to be cooked.
Here’s the tricky part. Heat up the oil. Stand back. Then VERY SLOWLY add a little of the tomato mixture to the pan. Warning: it will splatter. Then immediately add a little more. Then add the entire thing. It’s very hot. Keep the children away until the sauce is safely in the pan and simmer. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes. The salsa will have thickened up.
Chipotle Salsa is a versatile and delicious way to spice up your food. Perfect with chips or as a base for your easy Mexican recipes. Hope you enjoy!
- 4 tomatoes, diced
- 1 chipotle pepper
- ¼ onion, chopped
- 1 garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a blender, add the tomatoes, chipotle, onion, garlic, and onion.
- Blend until smooth.
- In a large pan, heat up the oil.
- Stand back and slowly add some of the tomato mixture.
- Immediately add a little more of the tomato mixture.
- Then add the remainder of the mixture.
- Bring to a simmer and reduce heat.
- Cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
- The sauce will have thickened up.
- Let cool.
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