Our family goes through a lot of salsa, a lot. In fact we go through a quart and a half a week. Consequently we also go through a lot of chips and tortillas. Typically, in the past, we would grow a garden and we would make and can a whole lot of salsa. All those pretty jars of salsa are now in some box in storage. Although it wasn’t a worthy substitute, we started buying the big container of fresh salsa at Costco. This worked well for us for several months…that is until the neighbor brought some salsa over for us to try. It was good and Steve deemed it to be superior to the stuff we were buying at Costco. So I got my hands on the recipe and we have been making it ever since. I make it every week. (I’m sure production will slow some once Kaytlin is no longer living with us because I swear she drinks the stuff!)

Semi-Fresh Salsa
8oz can tomato sauce
3-4 cloves of garlic (I use the jar of pre-minced that I keep in the fridge)
1 jalapeno (use more or less depending on your tolerance of heat, and how hot that particular jalapeno is!)

Then add and blitz (do not fully blend…just blitz it a couple times to get it good and mixed up):
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 of a medium onion
1 7 oz can diced green chilies (or 6 oz if that is what you can find)
1 bunch of cilantro
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tbsp sugar

Pour into container and add 2-3 medium or 1 large tomato finely diced and a half cup of water (or more if you prefer a runnier salsa). Stir it well and serve.