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Salsa Recipes

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Ranchero Sauce

Recipe from: Mary Victoria Parker

3 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeds removed if overly hot
4-6 tablespoon. pure ground red chile, or more
¼ medium onion
2 scallions with some leaves
½ stalk of celery with some leaves
one large ripe tomato, squeeze out juice and seeds
3-4 cloves garlic
tablespoon. dry leaf oregano
teaspoon. cumin seed
¼ cup dry red wine
good grind of black pepper
dash of vinegar
bit of sugar and salt
enough water, wine, or good beer for a sauce-like consistency

Chop vegetables fine , or run through a food processor. Place peppers, ground red chile, onion, scallions, celery, tomato, and garlic in a sauce pan. Add oregano, cumin seed, wine, black pepper, vinegar, sugar and salt. Add enough water, wine, or good beer for a sauce-like consistency Simmer gently for about 15 minutes, stir occasionally.

Use as a sauce for eggs, meat or vegetables. Keeps well in the refrigerator. For a nice Carne Adovado de Venado, (Roast Chile Venison, or other meat), soak 2" pieces of meat in this overnight, then roast slowly covered, 250°F, for 4-5 hours or until nice and tender.


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