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Homemade Picante Sauce
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Picante is Spanish for piquant, or spicy. In Italian the word is piccante.
Picante sauce is typically a tomato based sauce that has hot peppers in it. It's smoother than most salsas which contain the same ingredients of diced tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
It can be used as a sauce in cooking, adding it to dishes like enchiladas, tacos, burritos and other Tex-Mex style recipes. It can also be used as a dip with tortilla chips. You can use it anywhere you would use salsa or ketchup (try it with scrambled eggs!).
Basic Picante Sauce Made with cilantro, white onion, jalapeno pepper, canned jalapenos, tomatoes, vegetable oil, salt, sugar stovetop
Fresh Salsa Picante Made with garlic salt, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, fresh tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion or green onions, Anaheim chile, fresh cilantro, garlic
Texas-Style Picante Sauce Made with tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, garlic, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, alum, cumin, black pepper, salt stovetop
Picante Sauce Made with dried minced garlic, tomato puree, water, Spanish onion, jalapeno peppers, white vinegar, dried minced onion, salt stovetop
Salsa Picante Made with fresh cilantro, sugar, onion, tomatillos or tomatoes, bell pepper or Annaheim chiles, jalapeno, cider vinegar, sea salt, vegetable oil