Mark Ward
  Meet the Winner
  After challenging their taste buds with 80 plus varieties of salsa, our brave judges declared Mark Ward the 2000 World’s Salsa Champion.

Mark hales from Newhall, California, and comes from a chili family. His father, Charlie Ward, and Charlie’s wife, Barbara, call themselves the Travelin’ Chiliheads who cross the country each year cooking chili and sending a full report to the ICS office in an attempt to keep us all informed of what’s happening everywhere.

Mark Ward
Newhall, CA

  Notes from the WCCC

Second place salsa winner was Tony Flamm and Mike Ford came in third. The salsa competition is the one category at the World’s Championship in which the contestants can prepare their dish ahead of time, unlike the chili verde or red chili that must be prepared on site during the scheduled cooking time.

  Winning Recipe
  Mark Ward's Salsa

2-8 Oz Cans Hunts tomato sauce
8 Ripe tomatoes chopped
6 Green Onions chopped
1 Medium Red Onion chopped
1 Tsp of garlic
Bunch fresh Cilantro chopped
2-3 fresh Jalapeno peppers
5-8 fresh Serrano peppers
1 Medium Avocado
1 Tsp ground cumin
Salt to Taste
Cayenne pepper to Taste
1 Tbsp Lime Juice

Chop peppers, cilantro, onions, and tomatoes
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients
Add salt and cayenne pepper to taste.

Let is set 30 minutes

Makes about 3 pints

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