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Apr 14, 2011 08:38 AM

Ginormous Jar of salsa

My hubby bought a ginormous jar of salsa at costco and we have over half the container left. What can I make with this?

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  1. I've made tomato soup with leftover salsa. Muy bueno!

    1. Rick Bayless has a great recipe in his Mexico One Plate at a Time cookbook for Mexican Red Rice that uses 1 cup of salsa. Perhaps you could also use the salsa as a liquid to braise meat or to cook mexican-style meatballs?

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      1. re: Jason1

        I make red rice with salsa as well, and we love it. I'm making a batch of that this week to (as prompted by a recipe on Chow) stuff some green peppers.

        1. re: Jason1

          ive used it to braise meat before and i thought it came out really well

        2. I've added salsa to zip up meatloaf.

          1. I like to poach chicken in salsa, then eat as is. I always make enough chicken to have leftovers which are great shredded into tacos or enchiladas. The simmered salsa becomes more sauce like and is delicious served over the chicken. Also great as a condiment for rice.

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            1. re: smtucker

              Yes, I've seen many posts on crockpot chicken basically just cooked in salsa and it's pretty good!

              1. re: Val

                Well, I have never used a crock pot.... I find a saute pan works quite well.

              2. re: smtucker

                We've done this in the slow cooker, then added in a can of black beans and some frozen corn for the last 30 minutes. It was a hit with the whole family.

              3. salsa fish..
                salsa eggs..
                salsa pasta...white sauce or salsa sauce..
                mix with cheese (any kind) for jalapeno poppers...or stuffed anything...
                salsa bruschetta
                puree with oil for a marinade base