Salsa Borracha (Drunken Salsa)
If adding beer and tequila to your salsa sounds like a good idea to you, then you will LOVE this salsa borracha (aka drunken salsa). It's got all the bright flavor of the tomatoes with a subtle pop from the tequila.
Yield: ~5 cups
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lb tomatoes, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped, juices reserved
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle of beer
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • juice of 3-4 limes
  • 2 tbsp tequila
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, jalapeno, and garlic to the pot. Saute for 5-6 minutes, or until onions are translucent and tender, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, their juices, sugar, beer, and salt and black pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and allow to simmer until thickened slightly, about 30 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or in a food processor. Pour into a bowl and stir in the cilantro and lime juice, to taste. Add the tequila and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at