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Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"This is a traditional Mexican sauce that works great over meats, fish, beans, rice, tacos, and quesadillas. Roasting the ingredients might seem like a bother, but it doesn't take more than 15 minutes and it's worth every single second."
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40 m servings 17
Original recipe yields 10 servings (2 1/2 cups)


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  1. Cover a large griddle or skillet with aluminum foil and heat on the stove over medium-high heat. Roast the garlic, serrano peppers, onion, and tomatoes on the hot griddle, turning frequently, until lightly blackened, but not burned, about 5 minutes for the garlic, 10 minutes for the peppers and onions, and 15 minutes for the tomatoes. Set the vegetables aside to cool.
  2. Blend the garlic, peppers, onion, tomatoes, and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 17 calories; 0.2 3.8 0.7 0 36 Full nutrition

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Very delicious and just the right amount of spice! Will definitely keep this recipe for the books.

This is a bit like salsa to me. My family loved it - we are making it for the third time today! Definitely it is worth the time spent roasting the veggies as Tequila Pro says. I didn't use th...

Whoa that's some heat! It was hard to add salt to taste because it was spicy. I made this for my husband; I'm the wuss! I had to alter the serving size in half because it makes enough. I think i...

Quite often I make a similar sauce. My recipe varies depending on what I have on hand. I've roasted serranos, jalepeños, and other chilies on a caste iron skillet, as well as open flame. I've a...

I really have to make this one. Suspect that it can be made almost daily!