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January 30, 2013

Chipotle Salsa

Earlier this week I promised you Superbowl recipes, and I'm back to deliver. I don't break a promise.

After making some amazing Crab and Chipotle Aioli Deviled Eggs last week, I had some leftover chipotles to use. Can't let those go to waste.


And I knew I wanted to make some apps for snacking during the Superbowl, so Chipotle Salsa only seemed right.

I'm not a huge fan of the jarred salsas. But homemade salsa has opened my eyes to the beauty of a good salsa.

Now I just gotta learn how to make it look all pretty and salsa-y. Next time we make this I'll be sure to take another picture as my salsa-photographing skills need some work. I think I need a new food processor, one that doesn't only hold like a cup of ingredients and therefore doesn't really chop like it's supposed to. It's on the list.

Chipotle Salsa
from Eclectic Recipes on the Betty Crocker site 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Hunt's fire roasted tomatoes, undrained 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from a 7-oz can)  
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves 
  • tortilla chips or Sour Cream and Onion Doritos for dipping   
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil, stirring frequently, until onion is soft. Add Roma tomatoes and cook 4 to 5 minutes. 

Stir in the canned tomatoes and chipotle chiles. Heat to boiling; then reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

Place the salsa and cilantro in a food processor or blender. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until cilantro is finely chopped. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve salsa with tortilla chips.

Printable Recipe

How do you guys like your salsa? Spicy? Chunky? Liquidy? 

All of the above?

I thought so.

Peace, and bacon grease!


Faith said...

That looks so good! I'm craving salsa now!

Christi said...

I am a big salsa lover (I could literally live off of it!) and will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing, and I'm a new follower!


Unknown said...

looks great! YUM

Found you at 5 little Chefs :) said...

I love salsa, especially when its homemade!!! The chipotle is a wonderful addition too!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I LOVE a good homemade salsa! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

Mostly Food and Crafts said...

You had me at chipotle - this looks fab! Thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

Kirsten said...

This looks so good! I've never made salsa before, but you make me want to try it. This may be a dumb question, but how spicy are the chipotle chilis? I like a little kick but not overpowering. Thanks again for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love homemade salsa but have never made it myself before. this sounds like a great recipe and I love chipotle... Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you will join us again this coming week.

Miz Helen said...

Your Salsa will be so tasty and full of flavor. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Chris said...

Homemade trumps jarred salsa every time! You are right about an overcrowded food processor, it will mess up the cuts.

I have an old one (15 years) that doesn't work very good and then two small ones which don't hold very much. So now I almost always just chop by hand, which has made my knife skills pretty darned good.

April J Harris said...

What a lovely, colourful salsa! It sounds like it's got lots of body and heat, perfect for dipping :)