Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spice It Up With Salsa

At my house, we go through a lot of salsa!  My boys love tortilla chips with salsa.  Although we use a lot of salsa, that is the only way it is consumed. In a recent article I found some others ways to bring the spice and flavor of salsa to some other foods.  

Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas:  All you need is flank steak, ground cumin, lime juice and a jar of salsa.  Combine and cook on low for 6 hours or until fork tender, shred the meat and serve in soft tortillas.

Scalloped Potatoes:  Layer sliced potatoes, salsa, sauteed onions and garlic.  Cover and bake until tender.  Top with cheese and bake until melted  For added nutrition, you can add to the layers sliced kale. (they will never know it is there!)

Sloppy Joes:  Brown lean ground beef with onion and bell pepper, add brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder.  Stir in a jar of salsa and a small can of tomato paste and simmer.  Serve on buns and top with cheese.  

Zesty Greens:  Salsa makes greens tastier!  Use spinach, kale or any other leafy green in a large non-stick pan with a dab of olive oil and add a few tablespoons of salsa. Cook until tender. 

3 comments:

  1. Oh, I really think salsa would make great sloppy joes! One of my all time favorites is chicken in the crock pot, cover with black beans, mexi-corn and salsa and cook. Serve with or over rice...and delish!

    Have a yummy Tuesday:)

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  2. Those sound great!

    We do another one with a 3lb pack of boneless skinless chicken -

    1. Sautee cubed chicken in pan (water or oil - your choice)

    2. Add 3 packages of regular Taco mix (follow drections on package)

    3. Add one (approx) 24oz jar of salsa.

    4. Let simmer.

    It is a great spicy (depending on the degrees of heat you used) chicken to use in a variety of ways!

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  3. Scalloped potatoes and salsa... what a great idea! I read that salsa outsells ketchup as America's favorite condiment. We love it too. Recently, we've been enjoying green chili salsa as well.ღ

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