Best brands of salsas, including some of our viewers' recipes

We asked our Facebook friends for their favorite brand of salsa, and Julio's was the overwhelming winner. Their brand of chips were also a favorite among viewers.

January 30, 2014 3:00:25 AM PST
We're helping you get ready for that Super Bowl party. We asked our viewers on Facebook to share your favorite brands of salsa.

And it seems number one on the best salsa list is Julio's. It's a product of Del Rio, Texas. Right on the Border, and we've taste tested it along with Julio's chips and we agreed.

It might be the perfect combination of chips and salsa you can buy in stores. As for number two on your list, it's a well-known brand that's not from the Pace Picante sauce.

A lot of folks here in Houston have to have Pace in their fridge. And it's not the only San Antonio product on the list: Wrights of Texas and Clint's Picante were also top choices as is Arriba hot salsa, which is made here in Houston.

But nearly everyone said the absolute best salsa is the stuff you make yourself and while most don't want to share their secret recipes, a few of our viewers did.

Viewer Carol Wilson's Roasted Spicy Green Salsa recipe:

2 fresh poblano chile peppers

2 serrano chile peppers

6 fresh tomatillos, husks removed

1/2 large white onion

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon chile powder

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Place peppers and tomatillos on the hot grill and cook turning every two minutes until pepper skins are evenly charred and blackened and the tomatillos have turned pale yellow and started to ooze juice about 10 min. Remove peppers and tomatillos from grill. Scrape off most of the burned pepper skin. Cut the stems off. Cut the pepper and remove seeds. Place the onion and garlic in food processor and pulse four times. Add the peppers and pulse four more times. Add tomatillos pulse four more times to roughly chop. Stir and add chile powder and salt to taste. Pulse to desired smoothness and then stir in cilantro.

Viewer Irvin Nd Mayara Alvarez's Recipe:

For her homemade salsa on the stove, cook the tomatoes and jalapeños until black, not burned, and then put them in a molcajete. Squish it all with garlic and some salt.

Viewer Debi Cantu's Recipe:

I make my own, everyone loves it, and it's very simple! Roma tomatoes, jalapeños, onions, garlic and salt. Easy and best when still fresh and warm!

Viewer Rachelle Meza's Recipe:

Serrano peppers, Roma tomato's bring to boil. Drain water, put in the blender. A little salt, garlic powder, onion powder and squeeze some lemon (only because my kids don't like chunks of onion) you can add cilantro if you want. It is delicious!!!! Mix it with cream cheese and you have a dip!

Viewer Monica Aguilera Lowery's Recipe:

Boil Serrano peppers and Roma tomatoes, add cilantro, garlic and chicken bouillon instead of salt. Blend and best served hot.

Thanks to all of our viewers who shared their salsa recipes!

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