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- 2 ripe roma tomatoes
- 1 pound tomatillos husked and rinsed
- 4 to 5 chiles de árbol stemmed
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 thin slice of white onion
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
- In a medium saucepan add the tomatoes and tomatillos and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
- Place the cooked tomatoes and tomatillos in a blender along with the chiles de árbol, oregano, onion slice, and salt, and puree until smooth. Adjust salt if necessary.
25comments inSalsita Tapatía
Estela N Ramirez
Patty can you show me how to make quesa birrias with the masa for the tortilla they are famous and Machitos and Birria
I call quesabirrias “birriadillas” and here is my recipe for you Estela 🙂 http://patijinich.com/birriadillas/
How long does this salsa keep?
You are wonderful, Pati! Thank you for all that you do and share with the world!
A week in the freezer Meghan, thanks to you for following 🙂
Glad you liked it!
I love this recipe. I used double the chiles de árbol, because I love the taste of them. This is my new favorite daily salsa.
So glad to hear, thanks for sharing Paul!
Love all your recipes
Thanks so much Debra, un abrazo!
Pati, this salsa is just delicious whether on a chip, a taco, or as an enchilada sauce. I can eat it by the spoonful. I followed the recipe exactly except I added a sixth pepper (I’m a guy from Texas). For those commenters asking, I think the chile de arbol is what puts this salsa over the top. We have them in every grocery store, but you can find them online very easily.
Thank you Pati.
Awesome! Chile de arbol is indeed full of flavor Kerry!
I love to watch your show. God bless you and family.
Thank you so much 😉
Rebecca R Carrillo
use jalapeno instead of the chilies de
You could Rebecca, although a better sub for chile the arbol would be cayenne peppers. Enjoy!
Do you use Mexican oregano or regular oregano? Does it matter which one I use since the flavors are so distinct?
If available, I try to use Mexican oregano, if not, regular works fine Michelle.
Blanca E. Chaidez
Do I need to boil the chiles too?
Not for this one Blanca 🙂
Just made your Salsa Tapatia, Fabulous!!! Couldn’t find chilis de arbol, substituted serrano, that was the only change I made. Love, love, love this salsa, delicious!! Trying salsa callejera next, can’t wait.
Thanks you so much
Good sub Karon, so glad you enjoyed the Tapatia and are on to the Callejera! Let me know how you like it 😉
This looks really really good! How do I do this recipe with dried arbols?
Boil the dried chiles together with the tomatoes and tomatillos to rehydrate them Tim. Enjoy 🙂
Worked great with the dried arbols. ¡Sabe delicioso!