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2006/12/15 12:31:43 (permalink)

Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ???

Store bought, served in a restaurant, even homemaid. Do you have some favorites?

I stumbled onto a bottle of Chi-Chi's Feista Roasted Tomato Salsa, pretty good suff! It's anouther one of my Big Lots finds.

I also love the sauce served at El Fenix around the DFW area. I grew up slerping down that stuff so, maybe that's why I like it so much.

I have had some great homemaid sauces over the years. My sweety has an old family recipe that she used to can at Chrismas. It was a highly sough after gift item by the family and friends. Her health is not so great now and she had to stop making it. Great stuff though!
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    RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/15 13:00:37 (permalink)
    The best i have found is the Safeway Select Hot, very chucky and grate ingrediants.

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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/15 13:11:22 (permalink)
    I really like La Mexicana Salsa. My supermarket keeps in in the produce aisle near the refrigerated dressings. Good stuff - very fresh tasting for store bought salsa.

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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/15 13:20:50 (permalink)

    Herdez Salsa, comes in mild to hot types. Hecho en Mexico!

    Haven't we done this thread before?
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/15 13:38:04 (permalink)
    Griller, I tried a search for topics for this but could'nt find anything. The search feature here messes up sometimes though.

    Nice picture Efuery! Looks like some good stuff. Fresh, not canned is neat. I will give that a try. My local stores don't have it though. I will have to go to the big city.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/15 23:41:18 (permalink)
    Call me unsophisticated, but I like the Walmart brand salsa. I usually get the medium.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/16 00:13:39 (permalink)
    I prefer La Victoria Salsa Suprema, Medium. Mainly because it is the only salsa out there with no onions just peppers, garlic, and tomatoes... I doctor it up with chives and cilantro and let it sit for awhile in the fridge..good stuff!
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/18 18:01:39 (permalink)
    Ever try Cheech's ? it's made thru the people who make Melinda's.......
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/26 16:27:01 (permalink)
    I got 2 jars of salsa as gifts, Peach and Rasberry Chipolte, made by Mrs Renfro's. I hav'nt tried them yet but hey, it's different! A chicken recipe is on the peach jar, and one for pork chops on the rasberry, interesting.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/26 17:05:26 (permalink)
    1) 505 Chile Salsa
    2) Sadie's Salsa
    3) Aztec Salsa
    4) Dick's Cafe Salsa
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2006/12/31 04:31:53 (permalink)
    I buy only 2 types: Herdez chunky, the hot type, in the bottle. I top my eggs off with that lovely stuff every morn.

    Pico Pica bottled table sauce, hot variety. Great for tacos, fried eggs, bla bla

    Neither of these have the flavor killing ingredient vinegar. That's very important to me. Neither does the next entry:

    My all time favorite is my own homemade pico de gallo. It don't git better than that.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/01 11:02:16 (permalink)
    Capt, thanks for the tips. Oh, no fair telling us how good your pico is without giving us the recipe.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/05 14:11:30 (permalink)
    I'm not a big salsa fan....and after 14 years in Texas, that's amazing in itself. But I usually like the fattening stuff with my chips...guac, queso etc. But we just moved back to St. Louis and I have to admit, I LOVE Chevy's salsa. Not too spicy and very smokey. Now the hubby and me actually fight over it!

    -Rhonda
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/05 14:20:42 (permalink)
    I like the stuff that's made in NEW YORK CITY!!! That'd be Goya, which is really made somewhere in New Jersey. I also like to crack a can of tomatos and toss them in the KitchenAid with peppers~n~onions. Of course, some fruits make good salsa, too, like peaches and strawberries. Hell, MOST berries are great.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/05 15:48:33 (permalink)
    Welcme to roadfood Rhonda! Sounds like Chevy's is made with roasted tomatoes. Pleanty of copycat recipes for us folks still here in Texas. It's a long way to St. Louis! sounds like folks love that salsa.

    Mitch, sounds like the peach, and the rasberry, salsa I got for Christmas might be good. I'll try them soon.
    Joe
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/05 16:32:57 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by PapaJoe8

    Welcme to roadfood Rhonda! Sounds like Chevy's is made with roasted tomatoes. Pleanty of copycat recipes for us folks still here in Texas. It's a long way to St. Louis! sounds like folks love that salsa.


    I've been lurking for quite awhile now....lived in Dallas for almost 14 years but thankfully back home in the Midwest!

    Have to admit, if I had to eat salsa, Gloria's in Dallas was pretty good, I love cilantro, but I was usually too busy filling up on their yummy black bean dip. That place is the only thing about Dallas I'll miss.....

    -Rhonda
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 12:01:01 (permalink)
    Hey rhondahmo, be sure to check out the all the Mexican places on Cherokee in St. Louis.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 14:56:13 (permalink)
    The best hot sauce I've discovered in a while is Hula Girl's Chipotle Habanero. I got it at Jungle Jim's. It's very very good.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 15:32:58 (permalink)
    Rhonda, I'll have to check out Gloria's, never been.

    Shoot, we have no Jungle Jim's or Trader Joe's. Haybe Hula is sold somewhere here in Texas Pete, I'll look.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 15:58:57 (permalink)
    I'm with Grillmeister and Enginecapt, store-bought has got to be Herdez. Here in AZ, I often buy the salsa from Que Bueno Restaurant in Fountain Hills, winner of best salsa every year at the Southwest Salsa Challenge in Scottsdale. It's addictive.

    This ain't salsa, but if you like to dip, grab this next time you're in Safeway. Be sure to heat it, grab some chips and have at it! Man is it good!

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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 16:04:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by PapaJoe8

    Rhonda, I'll have to check out Gloria's, never been.

    Shoot, we have no Jungle Jim's or Trader Joe's. Haybe Hula is sold somewhere here in Texas Pete, I'll look.
    Joe
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 16:07:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by rhondahmo

    Originally posted by PapaJoe8

    Rhonda, I'll have to check out Gloria's, never been.


    Well, my reply disappeared somewhere!!!

    Anyway, they started out in Oak Cliff on Davis (we used to live a few blocks from there) and now are on Lemmon in Oak Lawn, on Greenville Ave and I think another up in Addison or N. Dallas. I still like the original the best though. Their prices have sure gone up since we started going in '92, but the food is still delicious!

    -Rhonda (trying again)
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 20:43:31 (permalink)
    Red Cactus

    http://www.redcactus-usa.com/index.html
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/07 21:56:44 (permalink)
    My splurge salsa is the Frontera brand, owned by (or somehow affiliated with) Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill fame. They do 8-10 kinds of "classic" salsas that are ALL good, if expensive. The green tomatillo one is my favorite.

    http://www.fronterakitchens.com/shopping/food/frontera/salsas
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/08 22:49:20 (permalink)
    Store bought: Herdez in the little cans (verde too!)
    Homemade: My sisters'.
    Restaurant: Los Super Tacos, a small taqueria in Edmond, OK. Hands down the
    best I've ever had.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/09 01:48:03 (permalink)
    I also vote for the Herdez brand. My favorite is the red taqueria style salsa, no chunks of onion, pepper etc, nice simple flavorful salsa. My 2nd fav is the Herdez chili verde salsa. In a pinch a makes a wonderful sauce for pork chili verde.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/09 07:49:59 (permalink)
    One of our local Mexican stores,El Rey, has a fantastic medium heat cilantro salsa.While I enjoy freshly made, this is definately 2nd best.
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/09 07:51:34 (permalink)
    Oh-and papajoe-I used to love that Chi-Chi's fiesta roasted tomato salsa.But can no longer find it....
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/09 09:53:53 (permalink)
    Ann, I love it also, very mild but a great flavor. I just bought anouther jar yesterdy at Big Lots. I hope they have not stoped making it. If they did it was recently. Let me know if you still can't find it.
    Joe
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    RE: Salsa, Picante Sauce, your favorites ??? 2007/01/14 22:58:11 (permalink)
    My wife and I swear by Jacks medium salsa. Try it if you can find it in your area.

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