Salsa Ranchera

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes 8 1/2 cups.
Salsa Ranchera

Roast the chiles over a stove-top flame or a few inches beneath a broiler until charred, 4 to 5 minutes. When the chiles have cooled, peel off the skins and remove the seeds. Shred the chiles and set aside.


Blend the garlic and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Set aside.


In a large pot, cook the onion in oil over medium heat until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the flour and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. The mixture will be thick.


In a blender, combine the tomatoes with their juice, the jalapenos and bouillon powder and blend until pureed. Add to the onion mixture. Add the garlic mixture, the remaining 4 cups water and salt to taste. Boil about 30 minutes. During the last 10 minutes, add the shredded chiles.