Mexican Red Table Salsa, Salsa Roja de Mesa Mejicana

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Serves: a bunch
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Cooking Method: Microwave


1 large can hunt's peeled whole tomatoes 28 ounce can
2 medium jalapenos sliced in pieces, seeds and all. remove stalk and discard.
1 medium sweet onion peeled and cut into fourths
1 large handful of fresh cilantro leaves and stalks
4 large cloves of fresh garlic peeled
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 small packet of goya sazon seasoning packet with culantro and achiote
1/2 tsp goya adobe seasoning
if you don't like a lot of heat use only one jalapeno. on the other hand if you like the heat you can add more jalapenos or a combination of jalapenos and serranos. optional

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Juliann Esquivel Recipe
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Key Largo, FL (pop. 44,216)
Member Since Jun 2010
Juliann's notes for this recipe:
This salsa dates back to my great grandmother's time I am sure even further back. This sauce has been passed down for generations. It is timeless and delicious. I have tweaked a little but basically it is the same nothing has been omitted. It's always been on my table next to the salt and pepper. Enjoy
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Put everything into a large microwavable bowl. Nuke for six minutes. Pour everything into a blender and with short pulses, pulse into small chunks. Do not let blender liquify everything. This salsa should be chunky.
Pour into a salsa bowl and serve with nachos, tortilla chips or with your grilled meats or chicken. Or as a side dish to season your meal. Enjoy. I spred this salsa on my bolillos see my post when making molletes and bolillos.

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user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Oct 29, 2010
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user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Oct 30, 2010
This looks so good and sounds so easy.
user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Oct 30, 2010
Thank you Donna it is very easy and fast to make. If you don't like alot of heat use only one jalapeno. LOL
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 30, 2010
Mine! I want it! Thanks so much for posting! It looks so good! Just what I was looking for.
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 30, 2010
I love your photo, too!

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