Jalapenos are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. Jalapenos have a balanced combination of flavor and heat.
1 (15 1/2 oz) can whole tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 (4.5 oz) cans chopped green chiles, drained
6 to 7 green onions, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
Drain tomatoes, reserving juice in a blender. Add garlic and jalapeno, and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Add tomatoes, and process until coarsely chopped.
Stir together tomato mixture, green chiles, green onions, and salt. Cover and chill 4 hours.
Makes 4 cups.
From Southern Living, December, 2001.