Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ranchero Salsa

About a month ago my mother -in -law was here and made this salsa for us. It was so yummy!!! She gave me the recipe and I have made it 4 times since she left and my husband and I can't get enough of it. It gives me major heart burn (since I am pregnant) but it is so worth it. It take a litttle time because you have to charr and roast all the ingredients but it is so worth it!!

Ranchero Salsa(makes a lot so cut in half if have a small family)
8 tomatoes
4-7 jalapenos(depending on how spicy you like your salsa)
1 green chili
1 large onion
1 large bulb of garlic
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
juice of one lime
1-2 T. of cilantro(if desired)

Cut the tomatoes in half and place on a baking sheet. Broil until skin is black. Roast the bulb of garlic in the oven with the tomatoes. Just place the whole bulb skin and all on the rack in the oven and rotate it every few minutes or so until garlic is soft to the touch. Meanwhile, cut the stems off the jalapeno and green chili. Take the skin off the onion and charr them all on a grill or in a skillet on the stove until black on all side. Place the jalapenos, chili, onion, and garlic in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Then add the tomatoes and blend till desired consistency. Add salt, pepper, juice of lime, and cilantro and mix till combined. Serve warm or wait till cools. Serve with chips, burritos, tacos, or anything you like salsa on.


Steph said...

I drooled on myself just reading about it. :)

Lara said...

Homemade salsa is SO much better than store bought, and this one in particular looks very yummy!

Rach Romney said...

She made it for us while she was here too and it is way yummy! The boys have already made it a few times since they left!!

Melissa B said...

What exactly is the green chili? I've seen different green chilis at the store, but they are all labeled serrano,jalapeno, etc.