Texas Charred Peppers Salsa Recipe

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Texas Charred Peppers Salsa Recipe

Slice the onion and peppers in half and remove the seeds. Before you start you need to place a cast-iron skillet on the stovetop and heat to medium-high heat.slice peppers and onion for texas hatch chile salsa


We are going to char the peppers and onion. This creates big flavor and very traditional in many cultures.

Even if your brain is trying to tell things are too burnt, no, charred. Burnt is overdoing it. We are looking for dark char which equals flavor. This technique is often found when making the soup PHO.

peppers and onion in cast iron skillet charring for texas hatch chile salsa

Correctly charred onion. The key is to begin on medium heat. The onions and peppers will begin to cook. You’ll hear them cooking, sizzling against the cast-iron skillet. At this point you can turn the heat up and finish charring. Make sure to not walk away during this process or risk over doing the charred portion of the recipe. 

charred onion for texas hatch chile salsa

Texas Charred Peppers Salsa Recipe


Texas Peppers Salsa Recipe

Texas Peppers Salsa Recipe

Simple recipe & technique to create a full-flavored salsa which surely will become your go-to salsa recipe. So incredibly good and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Roasting Peppers 8 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 12


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Blender


  • 1 28oz Cento Brand Canned Tomatoes Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 10oz RoTel Brand Canned Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • 1 Fresh Hatch Chili
  • 2 Dried Guajillo Peppers
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 Serrano Pepper
  • 1 Sweet Onion / Vidalia /
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Remove the peel from the onion and cut off the ends, then cut in half lengthwise
  • Slice the serrano and jalapeno in half / I keep the seeds & rib in place. If you do not want it too spicy then please remove the rib and seed
  • The Guajillo peppers, remove the stem and seeds
  • Heat cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion face down, peppers face down along with the dried Guajillo peppers
  • Pan roast until charred. You want to see charr on both sides of the onion. The onion needs to be charred to reach full flavor. Keep an eye on the dried Guajillo so they do not burn. Once you begin to smell the Guajillo aroma in the air the Guajillo only needs a short amount of time until correctly toasted. The serrano and jalapeno should take on some charr before removing from the heat too.
  • Add all charred ingredients to a blender and add the canned tomatoes and Rotel along with a pinch of salt. Blend until the consistency you enjoy. You can always chop up some fresh tomatoes and onion for more texture.
  • That's it. The flavor will develop overnight


Keyword Making Texas Salsa, Texas Pepper Salsa Recipe
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Video Link at the top of the post or click here

Peak Of The Season Tomato Sauce Techniques