Place the tomatoes and chilies into a pot, cover with cold water and bring to a simmer. Roughly chop the garlic, dice the onion and finely chop the cilantro. As soon as the first tomato splits, remove everything from the water.
Note: For a smoother texture, you may want to peel the tomatoes.
Once cool, remove the stems from the chilies. Place the garlic, chilies, tomatoes, beer and salt into the blender. Blend until everything is liquefied. Pour into a bowl. Add the onions, cilantro, and oregano and stir to combine.
Taste for seasoning. You may want to add a bit more salt and/or a touch more beer.
- 1 lb ripe tomatoes
- 5 dry arbol chilies (or a few serrano peppers)
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 1/2 large, white onion
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup beer (lager)
- 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp fresh or dried oregano