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Al & Bea's Green Chile Salsa

Al & Bea's Green Chile Salsa

This is our take on the top-secret salsa from Al & Bea's Mexican Food in Los Angeles. To re-create their bean and cheese burritos, wrap gooey refried beans and shredded cheddar cheese in a tortilla. Then add this salsa to amp it up.

Sunset MAY 2010

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
  • Total:1 Hour


  • 4 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped, drained canned jalapeños
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Finely chop tomatoes in a food processor.

2. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion until softened, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add tomatoes, jalapeños, salt, and 1/2 cup water. Cook, uncovered, until sauce has thickened and lightened in color, about 45 minutes. If sauce is chunky, return to food processor and whirl until finely chopped.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tablespoon.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 8.3
  • Calories from fat: 73%
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 64mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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