Sweet & Spicy Simmered Salsa

Photo: MichaelPersons

A sweet salsa with enough kick to enjoy but not so much to burn. Basic ingredients, no sugar added.

Yield: 8 servings
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  • 1 whole(s) orange bell pepper (medium)
  • 6 whole(s) tomatoes (medium roma)
  • 4 whole(s) jalapeno peppers (large)
  • 4 clove(s) garlic
  • 1/4 whole(s) white onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) light olive oil


  1. Tomatoes, Jalepenos, Bell Pepper, Garlic
  2. heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in large pan on low (2 or 3 setting)
  3. add tomatoes, jalapenos, and bell pepper
  4. let simmer (turning occasionally) for 5-10 minutes
  5. chop 4-6 cloves garlic
  6. add garlic continue simmering until onion and cilantro prepared

  7. Onions, Cilantro
  8. chop quarter white onion
  9. chop cilantro leaves (rinse and remove the stems from the cilantro bunch)

  10. Remove pan from burner
  11. Remove the skin, ends (and stems) from the tomatoes, jalapenos, and the bell pepper.
  12. Remove and discard all seeds from the jalapenos.
  13. Slice the tomatoes, jalapenos, and bell pepper.

  14. Increase burner to med-high (6-7)
  15. add all ingredients into the pan and place on burner.
  16. Once the juice is simmering, increase to high to get the sugars in the peppers to become slightly sticky. (really just a minute or two).

  17. Remove from heat, put in blender and pulse chop until thick and mostly smooth.
  18. Let cool and serve or refrigerate.
June 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by MichaelPersons and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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