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Ranch-Style Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno chiles, seeded/minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Light beef broth or water


  1. Heat olive oil, then add chiles and onion; cook until they begin to soften, but do not allow them to brown.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for water or broth and cook, stirring frequently, for 1/2 hour over very low heat.
  3. Add just enough broth or water to make the sauce a little soupy and continue cooking an additional 10 minutes. The sauce should be thick enough to coat a spoon without immediately running off, so add more liquid or cook a while longer, as necessary.

Yields enough to serve 4 with chips or with a meal.

Use this with Ranch Eggs, also.

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