Super Bowl Sunday Sauce

Or Dip. But I’ll do almost anything for alliteration.  

Suggested Pairing (music to cook by)Red Solo Cup
What can I say? The falsetto makes me smile every time.


  1. 1/2 jar (8 0z.) El Pinto Hot Green Chile Salsa   Don’t even think about medium or mild – this is the Super Bowl, not the Medium Bowl. (and see note below. please. really.)
  2. scant 1 teaspoon cumin
  3. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. 1 C sour cream
  • Tortilla chips, veggies, red solo cups

Draining off as much liquid as you can, put the green chile salsa in a food processor and purée. Add the garlic powder and cumin and pulse a bit. Add a dollop of sour cream, pulse.  Add all the sour cream and process until smooth.
Taste test now! Tweak now!

Chill – a few hours is best.
Pour a margarita and proceed to party.

NOTE: This really makes the sauce:

I have found this at HEB in Texas, in Eugene, OR and in suburban Detroit at Kroger.  I haven’t been able to find it on the Chicagoland area, so you can use the link above or here.  (Sorry – couldn’t find the HOT on Amazon.)

If you find a substitute, I’d really appreciate knowing what you used and what you thought of it.

Credits: Thanks to Jean V. for nudging me to get back to work on this. I still owe you a margarita.