There is a Mexican restaurant where I grew up in St. Louis called Haciendas. It has the most incredible food and all you can eat in-house-made chips and salsa. Their salsa is to die for. Seriously, it is addictive and unlike any other salsa I have ever had. I finally sought out to replicate the recipe in my own kitchen and boy did we have success. Here’s the recipe:
1- 29oz. can tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
1/2 cup pickled jalapeno juice (the juice from the jar of jalapenos)
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. salt
A couple shakes of dried oregano
Blend all above ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Then add 6 Tbsp. sliced pickled jalapenos and pulse the blender until the jalapenos are roughly chopped. You don’t want to blend them in.
Sometimes I blend in one bunch of cilantro leaves (remove the stems). I personally like the flavor of the salsa with this but it does make it different than traditional Haciendas.
Chill for 24 hours for optimal flavor…or just eat right away because its so stinkin’ delicious.
We eat this on everything from scrambled eggs to chips and burritos, taco salad, ice cream…just kidding about that last one 🙂
Why are you still sitting here listening to me ramble on…go make some already!