This a quick and easy hot sauce my dad makes with canned tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and spices. My mom had to go behind him to write down what he was tossing in. Charring the jalapeno peppers (optional) gives it that smokiness, and the jalapeno pepper seeds need to be in the hot sauce (picante) for the heat.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove the stems from the jalapeno peppers, and the seeds from one jalapeno. Place both jalapeno peppers, tomatoes with liquid, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, and salt in a blender; pulse to desired consistency. Serve

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Nutrition Facts

9.8 calories; 0.4 g protein; 2.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 106.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
Made this for the Recipe Swap! Very good sauce. I did double the jalapeno and I ended up needing more salt, so added my favorite seasoning blend(garlic/onion/salt/black pepper), but it sure is easy and great to have for folks to have a place to start. It would also be great with a bit of chipotles added! Thanks Mis7up! :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2009
Not spicy or hot as all. Tastes like slightly flavoured tomato sauce. I added a lot more onion and garlic as well as a bit of vinegar and used 6 Jalepeno's and 2 Habanero's to spice it up a bit. In the end I just felt like i was making a pasta sauce. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
Made this for the Recipe Swap! Very good sauce. I did double the jalapeno and I ended up needing more salt, so added my favorite seasoning blend(garlic/onion/salt/black pepper), but it sure is easy and great to have for folks to have a place to start. It would also be great with a bit of chipotles added! Thanks Mis7up! :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2010
Made this for the Recipe Swap! Very good sauce. I did double the jalapeno and I ended up needing more salt, so added my favorite seasoning blend(garlic/onion/salt/black pepper), but it sure is easy and great to have for folks to have a place to start. It would also be great with a bit of chipotles added! Thanks Mis7up! :) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2009
Not spicy or hot as all. Tastes like slightly flavoured tomato sauce. I added a lot more onion and garlic as well as a bit of vinegar and used 6 Jalepeno's and 2 Habanero's to spice it up a bit. In the end I just felt like i was making a pasta sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
This rates a 5 for ease of prep and a 4 for flavor. Personally, I think that it needs more salt. I used fresh Romas which gave a good thick sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2013
This is a very good and easy recipe. Basically the real deal but using whole canned tomatoes. If you want all fresh just substitute the can for real tomatoes. If you want green salsa substitute canned tomatoes with tomatillos. If you want more heat leave the seed and veins of both Jalapenos or add your favorite hot pepper. If you want less heat use one seeded and deveined Jalapeno. Do you want a smoky/roasted flavor coat the tomatoes onions garlic cloves and Jalapeno with oil and roast in the oven or stove top or grill then peel the charred skins and use as directed in the recipe. Do you feel italian? Substitute the cumin for basil and substitute the Jalapenos for 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper process so its very chunky; add olive oil blk pepper and balsamic vinegar and you have a Quick Bruschetta. This is a great base for many recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Really nice sauce. I swapped in four habeneros for the jalepenos because that is all I had. It turned out great. What a nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2014
Your dad's recipe is great! My advice for the "not hot enough for me" people is to write your own or simply add more pepper. Don't say it sucks just because you can't cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
We enjoyed this. We will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2017
Loved this indeed! I added some habanero. Roasting the jalapeño first is key to this being a unique sauce. It s addictive be careful. I used it to make salsa chicken and found out that warmed this salsa is even better. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2014
I have been making this salsa for years. The only change I make is to add cilantro and lime juice for an authentic Mexican salsa. I also add more salt. I vary the amount of onion and peppers depending on how hot I want it. One trick is to use canned jalapenos and put in some of the juice from the can. It adds more pepper flavor. Read More
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