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Black Bean Salsa

Of all the things I make, this salsa is the most loved and most requested. It’s an adaptation of a recipe I found on the Internet, maybe 5 years ago, when I was just learning to make salsa. It’s fairly easy, really delicious, and a real crowd pleaser. For chips, I really like Tostito’s Scoops. And we’ve discovered a great brand of corn chips called Donkey Chips. At first we could only find them in Euro Fresh, an international market. But now I believe Jewel carries them.

Back to the salsa. A note on jalapenos. In the recipe I suggest using 2 jalapenos. But I’ve found the heat in jalapenos to be very inconsistent. Sometimes 2 makes it fairly hot, and other times 4 doesn’t make it very hot at all. So, be prepared to do a taste test for heat. Obviously add less at first, because you can’t take it out once it’s in!

Papa Joe’s Black Bean Salsa

5 large ripe tomatoes diced (or 10 roma tomatoes)
3-4 green onions chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
2 jalapenos minced (you can remove the seeds and ribs if you want to calm the heat a bit)
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 teaspoon garlic salt (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon kosher salt (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
dash of white pepper

By Hand (I don’t really know why, but I think this way produces better results)
-Dice the tomatoes and green onions (small pieces)
-Mince jalapeno and cilantro (tiny pieces)
(with the jalapenos, the larger the pieces, the more heat you’ll taste)
-Add garlic salt, kosher salt, vegetable oil and white pepper
-Adjust seasonings to taste

Food Processor
-Place the green onions, jalapenos and cilantro in the food processor
-Pulse 4-5 times for a rough chop
-Remove to a large bowl
-Quarter the tomatoes then put them in the food processor
-Pulse 3-4 times to dice the tomatoes (don’t process too much or
the tomatoes will be mush)
-Pour into the bowl with the other ingredients and add the garlic salt, kosher salt and vegetable oil and white pepper
-Adjust seasonings to taste

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3 Responses to "Black Bean Salsa"

  1. Cheryl says:

    I can attest – this is AWESOME!!

  2. Ellen says:

    I love this salsa! The first time I cut the recipe in half big mistake!

    1. JoeyB says:

      It’s a crowd pleaser. Glad you enjoyed it!

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