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How To Make Homemade Hot Salsa

I love spicy food so I am always looking for something new to try. I have a Mexican friend that I asked how to make a good hot salsa. After he told me I changed a few things to make it to my liking.


What you need

  • One onion
  • Three tomatoes
  • Four jalapeño peppers
  • Some dried arbol chiles
  • McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning

You take the stems off peppers and tomato. Make a few cuts in the onion. Now put the onion, tomatoes, and all the peppers and chiles in a large pot or saucepan. (I put about eight arbol chiles. You may want more or less. These make the heat.) Fill pot with water and boil until onion softens. (Only about 5 minutes). Drain the water out and put everything in a blender. Mix until well blended. A little water may be added if necessary. Add seasoning to taste. Serve warm or cold, with chips as a dip or spread on food. Enjoy!

(By the way I took this to my Mexican friend and he said that I should sell it to Mexican restaurants).


My recipe is the best of course, but if you'd like to try some other salsa recipes here are some links for you amigos!

  • Some Like It Hot: Salsa Recipes
    Americans adore salsa. What's not to love? Packed with flavor, the mild-to-spicy condiment is lower in calories and tastes great on almost anything. Whether you're looking to make some pico de gallo from scratch or you just want some new ways to use
  • Zchug - Yemenite Hot Salsa Recipe | Recipezaar
    Zchug - Yemenite Hot Salsa Recipe | Recipezaar - This is a hot salsa that the Yemenite Jews eat with everything. My neighbor always makes tons of it to distribute to all her married children each week (I sometimes wish I were one of them).
  • Cooks.com - Recipes - Hot Salsa

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LaZeric Freeman from Hammond on March 25, 2013:

Looks very yummy. Good work.

tabasco guy (author) from Oklahoma on July 23, 2012:

Sorry folks, haven't been on to check my comments in a good long while.

Jon: He is a full-blooded Mexican.

Dave: It all depends on how much liquid you use and how much you blend it. I make it somewhere in between.

Scott: Add steak seasoning in the blender.

Thanks for your questions!

Scott on May 20, 2012:

When do u put the steak seasoning in?

dave on March 17, 2012:

i was wondering if this salsa is mre chunky or smoth

Jon on November 17, 2011:

How Mexican was this friend? Sort of Mexican or like, full-on Mexican?

Rohit on November 25, 2009:

Love this, I know how to use the Tomatios now !!

Elaine on November 23, 2009:

What to put in salsa so it isn't so hot?

piano man on April 01, 2009:

i love it!!

christine almaraz from colorado springs on March 17, 2009:

I'll b

e making this soon. I put salsa on everything. I use it like gravy:)

Candace Green from OKLAHOMA on November 03, 2008:

Yummy! Looks like a smashing hit for a mexican food fiesta.....

Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on November 02, 2008:

Wonderful and thank you for tellingme as I will be doing this next weekend!!:)

tabasco guy (author) from Oklahoma on November 02, 2008:

Thanks, everybody.

AEvans, Just add more arbol chiles to make it hotter

Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on November 02, 2008:

Sounds yummy and I love SALSA especially when it is hot. Is this recipe mild,medium or hot? I am going to check it out as it sounds so simple, thanks for giving us a new recipe.:)

countrywomen from Washington, USA on November 02, 2008:

Great recipe and in case you want to sell it then you shouldn't let out the secret...LOL

Carisa Gourley from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma on November 02, 2008:

Great first hub, Tabasco guy! This stuff will be a hit!

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