My Step mother was from a suburb near Guadajara, Mexico, and we learned this from her as a small child. I remember so well her memories, she left for us. We always used fresh vegies, it makes the best. You can make it hotter or Milder to your liking & taste buds by limiting the Jalapenos. This is great served as a side dish, or over Spanish rice, taco's, over Enchiladas, or just as a snack attack item, with tortilla chips.