Try one of our Mexican side dish
recipes from the Tex-Mex Cafe.
2 (28 ounce) cans canned whole tomatoes
1 small onion
1 small green bell pepper
3 teaspoons chopped jalapeno peppers
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Using a food processor, chop tomatoes, onions and peppers to a coarse
consistency. Simmer them with the jalapenos, chiles and lemon juice for about
Add remaining ingredients, allowing dry ingredients to rest on top of the liquid
about 15 minutes before stirring in. Simmer about 45 minutes after stirring.
Put a small amount in a dish to cool for tasting. Adjust hotness by adding
For a thinner sauce add a little water while cooking. Refrigerate sauce until
ready to use.
Makes about 3 1/2 pints.