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Salsa Roja at Tallboy Taco

Salsa Roja

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Dive into the vibrant flavors of Tallboy Taco’s Salsa Roja, a robust blend of tomatoes, chipotle, guajillo, and arbol chiles, perfect for elevating your taco nights or as a delicious dip for chips. This recipe promises a homemade salsa experience that balances heat, sweetness, and tang, offering flavor with every bite.

Salsa Roja at Tallboy Taco

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Salsa Roja

Smoky with a hint of heat

Yield: 4 cups


14 roma tomatoes
⅓ cup boiling water
2 Tbsp. chile de arbol, chopped (no seeds/stems)
⅓ cup guajillo chile paste
⅔ cup chipotle paste
¼ cup roasted garlic
2 Tbsp. kosher salt
¼ cup. lime juice
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
⅓ tsp. white sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2. In a saute pan, toast the chile de arbol until fragrant.
3. In a bowl, crush, mix, and submerge the chile de arbol in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Do not strain.
4. Place the tomatoes in an oven safe pan and cook until blistered (about 10-12 minutes).
5. Allow to cool. In a blender, puree the tomatoes and chile de arbol water mixture on high until smooth.
6. Combine all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth or desired thickness. Chill and serve.

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