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Category Archives: dips

I originally found this recipe when looking for a Chili’s copycat recipe.  I do think it tastes similar, but definitely not the same as Chili’s.  I’ve also adapted it a bit in the process.  It is SO delicious I do not use any other kinds of salsa anymore.  I just love smooth salsas.  Ever since I started making this salsa, I always have it on hand – and never buy it in a jar anymore!



2 cans diced tomatoes
5-10 sliced pickled jalapeños (depending on how much spice you like)
1/4 cup dried minced onion (i put in a little less sometimes)
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon lime juice
10 shakes of Cholula (or your favorite hot sauce)


Throw it all into a blender and puree! ENJOY!


My original Black Bean salsa/dip/whatever you want to call it, it’s dang good.

This is the easiest thing to make, and everyone who I’ve ever made it for has LOVED it.

1 can black beans – drained
1 half sized can of corn – drained
1 can diced tomatoes (plain or with chiles, whichever you prefer!) – don’t drain! it makes it a little runny and yummy!
10 jalapeños from the jar- chopped up (i use the pickled kind already sliced up, but if you prefer whole jalapeños – go for it!)
Cholula – my favorite of all the hot sauces, but any will do
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoons Cumin
1 teaspoon of salt (I usually end up adding more, but i’m a salt freak)


Throw everything into a bowl, mix it all up, and ENJOY.

See!  I told you!  Easy!