My mother, Maria de los Angeles, developed the recipe, calling it “A Poor People Salsa.” When I asked why it didn’t have tomatoes she answered, “because tomatoes spoil and dried peppers don’t”. At 6 years old, that answer made no sense; I blamed it on a lack of a refrigerator! My mother hand-ground the dried peppers in a Molcajete, (because we didn’t own a blender). My siblings and I would smother fresh corn tortillas in the delicious sauce and enjoy them – adding nothing else.
All our products are meticulously handmade in very small batches. Due to this process, there may be slight variations from one bottle to the next. Such variations are inherent in the preparing of handmade products, as a result you may expect minor differences between bottles of sauce.