This salsa picante is a homemade version of Pace Foods founder David Pace's famous picante sauce. The key ingredient is chopped fresh jalapeños with the seeds. This salsa may be used as a chip dip, taco sauce, or when heated used to substitute Spanish sauce or ranchero sauce. And, who knows, you could even serve it with other Super Bowl snacks this Sunday.
- One 10.75-ounce can tomato puree
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh jalapeño peppers with seeds
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic
Combine all the ingredients with 1 1/3 cups water in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thick. When cool, place in a covered container and refrigerate overnight. Serve as a chip dip, taco sauce, or table sauce, or heat in a saucepan and use as a substitute for Spanish sauce or ranchero sauce.