How to Make Easy HOT Salsa

This recipe can be dialed up or down in heat. The garlic and onion can also vary based on your preferences. Salsa is versatile and can add great flavor to many recipes.

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How to Make Easy HOT Salsa Recipe
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Gather ingredients and about 15 minutes. Adjust the heat in the flavor with the jalapeños and rotel. If you'd prefer mild, use only 1 pepper and 1/2 the can of rotel; or 2 peppers, no rotel.

Gather ingredients and about 15 minutes. Adjust the heat in the flavor with the jalapeños and rotel. If you'd prefer mild, use only 1 pepper and 1/2 the can of rotel; or 2 peppers, no rotel.

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Add the 28 oz can of diced fire roasted tomatoes to your skillet.

Add the 28 oz can of diced fire roasted tomatoes to your skillet.

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Chop 1/2 cup of onion and +/- 1 tablespoon of garlic. We use the food processor for convenience. Then add to the skillet.

Chop 1/2 cup of onion and +/- 1 tablespoon of garlic. We use the food processor for convenience. Then add to the skillet.

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Here's where you can customize the heat intensity. We went for HOT!  3 jalapeños in the food processor then to the skillet.

Here's where you can customize the heat intensity. We went for HOT! 3 jalapeños in the food processor then to the skillet.

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Birds Eye has great recipe ready, frozen vegetables with no preservatives. You can use any flavor combo you like. Peppers and onions or the peppers/onions/celery blend.

Birds Eye has great recipe ready, frozen vegetables with no preservatives. You can use any flavor combo you like. Peppers and onions or the peppers/onions/celery blend.

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If you like super chunky salsa, just add the bag of veggies to the skillet. If not, put them in the food processor and then transfer diced/minced to skillet.

If you like super chunky salsa, just add the bag of veggies to the skillet. If not, put them in the food processor and then transfer diced/minced to skillet.

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Hot RO*TEL!  If you like the heat turned up, add the rotel. If you are going for mild, skip this step.

Hot RO*TEL! If you like the heat turned up, add the rotel. If you are going for mild, skip this step.

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Squeeze the juice of a lime into the skillet on top of all your ingredients.  Then stir, place on the stove on low/medium heat for 5-8 minutes.

Squeeze the juice of a lime into the skillet on top of all your ingredients. Then stir, place on the stove on low/medium heat for 5-8 minutes.

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And there it is! Fresh, handcrafted hot (or mild) salsa.

And there it is! Fresh, handcrafted hot (or mild) salsa.

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Add some quinoa to a serving and stir. Top with guacamole or plain avocado and use some purple corn chips to dip!

Add some quinoa to a serving and stir. Top with guacamole or plain avocado and use some purple corn chips to dip!

Ingredients

28 Ounces Diced, fire roasted tomatoes 
½ Cups Onion 
1 Tablespoon Garlic 
2 Jalapeno peppers 
14 Ounces Frozen vegetable mix  
10 Ounces Optional can of HOT ROTEL 
1 Lime 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
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