Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mi Casa Salsa

In honor of Cinco De Mayo and my true LOVE for Mexican food I am going to share with you a top secret recipe (ok not really!).  There was a restaurant where I used to live called Mi Casa.  Their salsa was the best. It was thick, chunky and oh so flavorful.  Then the restaurant was sold and the new owners did not make it quite the same.  A little while later I became friends with the original owner and guess what she shared with me......her salsa recipe.  I love it because you can make it year round.  I have adpated the a bit throught the years though.  It is so delicious, versatile and I could eat a whole batch with a spoon.  It is that good!  The original recipe has you canning part of it and then adding to that.  It is so easy I just make it fresh each time.   Sorry there is no picture, unfortunately I won't be making any until I get a new blender!!
 Mi Casa Salsa
3 (14 1/2 oz.) canned diced tomatoes (Use petite diced for atleast 1 can)
1-2 jalepenos (more or less depending on how hot you like it.)
3/4 cup onion, chopped.
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2-3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4-1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup diced fresh cilantro
In a blender or food processor place jalepenos and 1/2 cup onions.  Blend for a few seconds.  Add 2 cans of the tomatoes (save the petite diced), cumin, sugar, garlic salt, lime juice, pepper.  Process until ingredients are mixed well.  Add cilantro a bit at a time until the desired taste is achieved.  I always end up adding a bit more of garlic salt, pepper or lime juice, depending on my tastes for the day.  Pour from blender into a bowl and add the other can of tomatoes and the rest of the onion.  You can add more onion or even some green peppers if you like.  Chill for a few hours. 
As the original recipe states: " Fat free enjoy with baked tortilla chips" Thanks my dear friend Esther!!
Enjoy!!
~Tiffanee

6 comments:

  1. Mine is really similar but I dont put sugar or cumin in. I make it every Tuesday (for Taco Tuesday) and there is never any left for the next week. Once I learned how to make it my family refuses to use the store stuff.

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  2. Yum! I love salsa! I'm going to whip a batch up tonight to go with our soft tacos for Cinco de Mayo.

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  3. Girl, I LOVE me some Mexican food. It's like a whole seperate food group for meand I must have at least 1 serving a day! I am so glad you shared this!!! YEA!!! I can't wait to try it! She didn't happen to give you a good white cheese dip recipe did she? I can't find one I like!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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  4. Tiffanee,

    Was this restaurant located in Southgate, MI?

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    1. Eric, the restaurant my friend owned was in Blackfoot, Idaho.

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  5. Mi Casa,s in Southgate Michigan was the best.. My brother and a few of his friends worked there when we were younger.. He still makes the food for his family and friends... I was heart broken when I went home and found out they closed.. But I have the next best thing a cook who worked there and knows all the recipes...

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