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Salsa Borracha 30 Minutes 5 Ingredients (Drunken Salsa)

Salsa Borracha is a fantastic blend of dry roasted pasilla peppers, garlic, orange juice, beer, onions, and salt. 5 Ingredients and under 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Author: Oven Struck


  • 6 Pasilla Peppers
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup great tasting beer
  • 1/2 medium onion - diced
  • pinch of kosher salt


  • This recipe contains alcohol and is intended for those 21 years and older.
  • Preheat a pan over medium heat. Add in the pasilla peppers and garlic and dry roast. (you can also roast the peppers on the grill or in the oven if you do not want to do them on the stove top)
  • Once the garlic has softened, 2-3 minutes, remove from pan and set aside. Continue roasting your peppers and turning them until the skin has blistered and they have softened; about 10 minutes.
  • Place your roasted peppers in a bowl of hot water and let steep for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove the stems and the seeds and peel off the skin. I find this easily done under warm running water.
  • Once the peppers are cleaned, place into a blender or food processor with the garlic and orange juice and blend until smooth. Stream in the beer and blend for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and stir in the salt and the onions.
  • Serve with fajitas, tacos, fish, tortilla chips, fresh cut veggies or whatever you deem worthy.
  • ENJOY!