Growing up on the Texas – Mexico border, salsa and jalapeños are pretty much a staple at every single meal. When I moved to North Texas I came to the realization that what others thought was good salsa might not be that good of salsa. So when I find a good recipe for one, I want to share it!
With this being the season for get togethers, potlucks, food, food and more food, this week I thought I would share one of my favorite salsa recipes, Pineapple Salsa. Whenever I think of one of the better pot lucks from work, pineapple salsa always comes to mind. About a year ago, one of my co-workers, Joe Murphy, who is around my dad’s age and a true Texan from West Texas, brought this salsa. Even though Joe no longer works with us, it has been a request at every single pot luck since. Getting the recipe from him was another story, I don’t think he ever wrote anything down, he just knew what was in it. Once we formalized a recipe, the sharing commenced and I share his recipe with you today.
Just a warning, once you make this salsa you will be hooked! Take it to your next pot luck or get together with a bag of tortilla chips, give it as a gift to a salsa lover or keep it all to yourself!
1 can of crushed pineapples – (I used the 20 oz can for this recipe & you do not need to drain, but you can drain depending on how liquidey you like your salsa)
1 can of chilpotle peppers in adobe sauce (if one can is too hot, you can use half a can)
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 oz (1/2 cup) Orange Juice
Cilantro to taste
Puree the peppers.
Mix all ingredients together in a pan.
(I like to add my cilantro after it has been heated, but you may do as you wish).
Heat to desired thickness.
If you have another variation of this recipe I would love to hear it!
Happy Holidays everyone!