A quick and easy recipe for Ranchero sauce — a tomato based sauce infused with sauteed vegetables like jalapenos, onions and fresh garlic.
Carefully pour in the tomatoes and using the back of a wooden spoon, crush the tomatoes. Stir in the salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika. Reduce the heat to medium and allow to simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
For a smooth sauce, transfer the contents of the saucepan to a blender or food processor. Remove the feed tube (to prevent a build-up of steam and pressure), cover with a dish towel and process until smooth. Serve and enjoy.
Makes 2 cups. About 3 tablespoons per serving.