Recipe courtesy of Diana Kennedy

Salsa de Jitomate Cocida: Cooked Tomato Sauce

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: about 2 cups
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3 medium tomatoes (about 1 pound), broiled

1/4 onion, roughly chopped

1 small clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped

2 tablespoons peanut or safflower oil

1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Blend the tomatoes, onion, and garlic to a fairly smooth sauce (it should have some texture). 
  2. Heat the oil, add the sauce and salt, and cook over a medium flame for about 8 minutes until it has thickened and is well seasoned.