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Salsa Nortena

Chef Ignacio Flores

Chef Ignacio Flores of Tu Mero Mole Restaurants proves that bacon really does make everything better!! Crisp bacon gives his Salsa Nortena a deep smoky flavor, making it the perfect addition to any meat, eggs, or try it on homemade Mi Rancho Tortilla Chips.



    • 1 lb. smoked bacon, finely chopped
    • 1 cup. diced onion
    • 3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
    • 3 lb. roasted tomatoes, pureed thick
    • ½ cup chopped pickled jalapeños and carrots
    • ½ cup of the pickle jalapeño liquid
    • 1 cup chopped cilantro
    • ¼ cup 2oz. vegetable oil for frying
    • 2 bay leaves
    • Salt & pepper to taste


Preparing the sauce:
In a medium heat sauce pan, add bacon and the oil; let fry until crispy.
Add the onion and garlic; let fry for 2 minutes.
Add the jalapeños, jalapeño liquid, and tomatoes; let cook for 5 minutes.
Turn the stove off and add the cilantro.

Serve with homemade Mi Rancho Tortilla Chips or atop carnitas, grilled chicken, eggs, or fried pork.

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