I have boiled, roasted and grilled more tomatoes, peppers and garlic trying to find the perfect salsa I get my favorite Mexican restaurant. While I came up with some pretty good salsas, this is finally it. The color and consistency tipped me off as to where I was going astray. And while I had to move away from the fresh tomatoes, it was worth it.
Authentic arbol chile salsa. I like mine hot, but you can tone down the peppers if you wish.
Carne Asada tacos. Very easy entertaining recipe. If you can wield a food processor and a set of tongs, you are set. I always kick off the summer camping season by doing these over the campfire. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can do most everything beforehand, leaving you time to quaff a few with your buddies. Perfect for tailgating or camping where people stand while they eat.
A spicy meat-filled sandwich that bites back! Chewy sourdough rolls filled with grilled pepper-infused beef, cooled by buttery slices of ripe avocado. Red onions add contrasting sweetness and crunch.
A twist on the famous New Mexico green chile cheeseburger, this stuffed burger is a favorite at our ranch's summer get-togethers. The cream cheese mitigates the heat from the jalapeños, but leaves the wonderful flavors of them and the green chilies intact. The chipotle mayonnaise, filling or even the uncooked burgers themselves can be made a day ahead and kept sealed in the 'fridge overnight. Just get them out of the 'fridge about half an hour before grilling.
A fresh, fiery salsa that is spicy, but not ridiculous.
This classic hummus recipe makes for an easy appetizer--or build off of it to create a hummus in your own style.
Try salsa of a different color. Tomatillos and an avocado combine to make a spicy, authentic salsa verde: that is, green salsa.
Feed your man cave guests without missing a play. Starting with canned diced tomatoes, you can practically make this salsa during a TV commercial break.
A simple, warm, authentic Mexican salsa to serve with chips or on burritos, tacos or enchiladas.
An easy make ahead vegetarian appetizer for your next football party. Plenty of taste for meat eaters thanks to cumin and cheese.
Homemade bean dip with all the flavor of the storebought kind (and you actually know what goes in it).
An easy salsa for tomato fans. The rest of the ingredients bring out the flavor in the roasted tomatoes.
A healthy and visually impressive one-course meal. The salsa is awesome.
A traditional Mexican juice recipe gets a bite from good tequila.