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Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

The Easiest Salsa Ever is new and improved!

I have previously posted our quick and easy recipe for fresh salsa, but we have since tweaked the recipe and it’s even better, so I wanted to share those updates.

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Ready?  Start the timer….
Gather an onion, a jalapeno pepper, clove of garlic, 2 cans of Fire-Roasted diced tomatoes, some beef base, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

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Not pictured: fresh cilantro and salt.

Wash and throw a bunch of fresh cilantro into a food processor.  (Don’t even worry about the stems.)

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Pulse it a few times.  (Do not simply turn it on and leave it on.  You’ll have cilantro puree and no one wants that.)  Add half of a large yellow onion (chunked), the clove of garlic.  Pulse a few times.  Lop off the top and stem of the jalapeno, cut in half and toss in there too.  If you want a lot of heat, leave the seeds and membranes in the pepper, otherwise, remove them.  Add a healthy sprinkle of salt and pulse a few more times.  (We like our salsa kind of chunky.)

Here are the changes:
Add in about a teaspoon of beef base.  The original recipe called for a beef bouillon cube, but the depth of flavor from this beef base is just soooo much better!

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Next, you’ll want to take about half of one of those chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and plop that on into the mix.  It adds a fantastic smoky heat.  (mmm.  Why didn’t I always add these…?)

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Then add your 2 cans of Fire-Roasted diced tomatoes.  (Has to be Fire-Roasted.  What a difference!)
Pulse a few times.
Grab a bag of chips…

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Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

August 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm
I would never have thought to put beef base in salsa! That does sound like it would add such a depth of flavor! YUM.

Emmy said...

August 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm
That looks good. I think I am really hungry

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