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Viva! Salsa Ranchera
Ranch Style Sauce

Salsa Ranchera is an all-purpose sauce primarily made fresh each time used. Its most popular use is with Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Style Eggs) ; very popular for breakfast with refried beans and hot tortillas - flour or corn.

3 Medium-size Ripe Tomatoes, chopped, reserving juice
or 1 - 15 oz. Cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes, drained, reserving juice
1 Yellow Onion, chopped chunky
1/2 c Fresh Cilantro, chopped coarse
1 Large Chile Jalapeno, cut in half length-wise and seeds removed from one half, then chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, smashed then cut-up a little
2 tblsp Oil

Heat large skillet over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and sauté onions, garlic, and jalapeno until onions are slightly brown - not burned.
Add tomatoes with their juice to onion mixture and simmer until sauce thickens a little. If tomatoes don't have enough juice, add a little tomato sauce if available - if not, add water.
At the last minute add cilantro and mix into salsa.
Delicious with Huevos Rancheros and many other dishes - experiment!

© 2007 Bill Moran and © 2007 The Cooking Inn .
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