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Salsa Borracha

a snack / dip / spread recipe
ingredients
4 Roma tomatoes, quartered
3 dried pasilla chiles, whole
2 jalapeños, sliced
2 cloves garlic
1 onion, quartered
1 cup dark Mexican lager (such as Modelo Negra)
1 orange, juiced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp himalayan salt, fine grain
---- optional
fresh cilantro, for garnish
cotija cheese
Salsa Borracha
a snack / dip / spread recipe
Kayla is a self-taught home cook and baker. Growing up with her grandparents, she would spend hours in front of the TV watching the Food Network. She and her grandmother would mold play-dough into different fruits and vegetables while watching cooking shows and have contests to see who made the most realistic dish. Eventually, Kayla moved on from play-dough and began to work with real food. On her blog, enrootkitchen.com, you’ll find recipes made from scratch for the home cook and baker ranging from all skill levels! She also showcases these dishes on her Instagram: @enrootkitchen.
a little bit about the recipe
Salsa borracha (AKA drunken salsa) will quickly become one of your favorite sauces out there! It's not too spicy and has such a unique flavor - perfect for chips or tacos!
TIME (ACTIVE) | 25 M
TOTAL | 25 M
4 SERVINGS | 1 QUART
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SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
CAST IRON SKILLET
BLENDER
directions
  • Add the olive oil to a cast iron skillet. While the skillet heats up, prep the other ingredients.

  • Remove the tops from the pasilla chiles. Then, slice down the middle and remove the seeds. Set the pasilla chiles to the side for now.

  • Quarter the tomatoes and onion. Then, remove the tops from the jalapeños and slice in half. Peel the skin off of the garlic and set these ingredients to the side.

  • Slice an orange and juice it. Set the orange juice to the side as well.

  • The skillet should be hot now! Add the pasilla chiles to the skillet and toast for about 1 minute per side. Once toasted, remove from the skillet and place in a blender.

  • Next, add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and jalapeños to the skillet and cook until they're nicely charred. Remove from the skillet and add to the blender along with the pasilla chiles.

  • Pour the dark Mexican lager into the blender, followed by the orange juice. Add the salt here, too!

  • Blend until the mixture thickens (about 3 minutes or so).

  • Serve immediately with chips and the cilantro/cheese or return the sauce back to the skillet to warm it up a bit more! Enjoy!


expiry:
1 week in airtight container in the fridge

tips
Looking for a slightly more acidic flavor? Add juice from 1 lime once the salsa borracha is blended!

This salsa borracha is amazing on tacos, too!
ingredients in recipe
5.0
whole
Possibly smokier than chipotles, pasillas have a rich taste with earthy notes. They have a slight raisin-like aroma, are complexly layered in their flavor, and are mild in heat.
1 oz - REFILL $4
4.5
dark pink
fine grain
Himalayan salt has a strong, salty flavor and a slight mineral aroma. This version is fine grain and ready to use in cooking or as a table salt replacement.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
4 oz - JAR$3
4 oz - REFILL$2
16 oz - REFILL$7
TRY ME - SAMPLE $0.75