Salsa Roja with Smoked Sausages

Salsa Roja with Smoked Sausages

this is a quick-fix salsa roja with smoked sausages thrown in for just that little bit of oomph... goes amazingly well with pancakes for a savoury brekkie or a hearty dinner!

Nirmala Prem


  1. 2 cloves garlic
  2. 1 white onion medium , diced
  3. 1 can Ro * Tel (original)
  4. 6 beef sausages smoked , sliced
  5. 1/4 Teaspoon cumin ground
  6. 1/8 Teaspoon brown sugar
  7. olive oil
  8. black pepper freshly cracked
  9. salt
  10. cheddar cheese grated


20 mins
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    In a non-stick dish, heat the olive oil.

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    Add the finely chopped garlic and sautee for about half a minute.

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    Next, add the chopped white onion and sautee well.

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    When the onion just begins to turn translucent, add the brown sugar and mix well to incorporate. leave it on a medium heat, stirring occasionally, till the onions are starting to caramelize.

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    At this stage, add the sliced sausages and stir well. the sausages will start to release some of their fats and will shrink in size.

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    Add the can of Ro*Tel (undrained) and mix well. let it come to a boil.

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    Reduce the heat to a simmer, and season with salt, pepper and ground cumin.

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    Continue to simmer till the salsa thickens slightly (to the consistency u desire). at this stage, turn off the heat and transfer to a serving dish.

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    Sprinkle with the grated cheese (if u have access to mexican cheeses like asadero, manchego, etc by all means go ahead and use them!). serve warm.

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