Snow Day Salsa

Mr. Hagen is addicted to salsa. Salsa before bed, salsa with every meal, salsa, salsa, salsa. I can enjoy a good salsa, too – but I’m a little picky.
Picky eaters find their way in life. Whether by refusing to attend dinner parties, or learning to cook things their own way, they clear a path for themselves. Since I cannot say no to a party, I made salsa!
On top of that, we had 4 or 5 inches of snow and ice here, and all I had in the house was a pile of oranges and LOTS of canned goods. This recipe uses almost only canned goods and dried spices. Perfect for snow days when you can’t make a dash to the store.
Here’s the recipe:
2 tsp of minced garlic
1 jalepeno diced
I sauteed those on the stove for just a bit until I could really smell it – plus, I’ve had a cold for like, 8 months now, I think – so my smelling isn’t at the top of its game.
2 7oz cans of Salsa Verde
1 7oz can of chopped green chiles
1 13oz can of tomato puree
1 1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
about 1/8 cup of dried cilantro
1 tsp each of cumin, onion powder, garlic salt, and red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp of Chipotle powder

I let all the ingredients simmer on the stove for about an hour, let them cool, and then poured it into some cute Ball Jars and stuck it in the fridge. Which of course was the first thing Dave grabbed when he came home from work. His opinion – “Mmm. Good salsa, buddy.”

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