Salsa Sauce

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"This is a basic, super easy and tasty salsa sauce recipe. It is similar to the jar style salsa sauces you buy in the grocery stores. Use this as you would use any salsa sauce. I use the "Old El Paso" taco seasoning but any taco seasoning will do. If you like it a bit hotter, just increase the hot sauce."

Original is 32 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (38.6 g)
  • Calories 12.4
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.4 mg
  • Sodium - 31.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 1.1 g
  • Calcium - 7.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together.

Step 2

Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer covered for at least 10 minutes. (You can let it simmer a bit longer if you like.)

Step 3

Place in a 1 liter jar and keep refrigerated until ready to use.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


This is very good. If you want to let it sit over night as some reviewers say it will taste better My suggestion is do not taste it first Because I don't think I will be able to wait. At first I found I only had 1/3 of the amount of taco seasoning I used that then I decided after using to make some more taco seasoning. I am so glad I did as it tasted much better.


review by:
(29 May 2012)


Great flavorful salsa to make in the wintertime. I made this as directed but added extra garlic, garlic powder and garlic salt. We are salt and garlic freaks! I also ended up using the whole packet of taco seasoning. I let it simmer longer than 10 minutes. This was good warm, but way better the next day when all of the flavors blended and have a party in your mouth. It's spicy, but not too hot spicy which is good for me. I've enjoyed this with tortilla chips so far, but plan to have with quesadillas, and over chicken and baked potatoes with sour cream too. YUM! Freddy Cat says thanks for the salsa! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.


review by:
(4 Feb 2012)


OMG this is soooooo good!!! I increased the garlic and the hot sauce way up and simmered it for about 30 minutes over low heat, this is better than any salsa, I'm going to more very soon, I've been eating it with a spoon, oops forbot to add I made this a day ahead the flavor was even better after chilling time, this is delicious just make it, thanks Queenie!


review by:
(22 Jan 2012)


This is nice and spicy! I knew it would be as I was adding the sriracha sauce! It is a lovely salsa that has a background heat that sneaks up on you! Thanks Bea! Great recipe! I make this weekly. I did can it last year with fresh tomatoes. I added sugar to cut down on the acidity. It was awesome. I think this is my favorite recipe on zazz.


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(3 Nov 2011)

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