Michelle’s Classic Salsa

Michelle Says: Use real apple cider vinegar – the flavored stuff is not the same.  Make sure to have plenty of tortilla chips on hand, as the salsa is even better fresh than canned!  Wear rubber gloves when handling the peppers.

Michelle's Classic Salsa
Recipe type: Condiment
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  • 12 c. tomatoes
  • 6 c. onions
  • 2-10 jalapeno peppers (to taste)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 c. green bell peppers
  • 3 tbsp non-iodized salt
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 c. apple cider vinegar
  1. Chop each ingredient with a food processor, being careful not to chop too finely or chop by hand. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Test for degree of "hotness" by adding chopped jalapenos one at a time.
  3. Pack in hot, clean canning jars; seal & water bathe can for 25 minutes for pints & 30 minutes for quarts.

Photo Courtesy of Cowgirl Jules on Flickr


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Turkey Chilaquiles

chilaquiles by Masa Assassin on FlickrNeed a creative way to get rid of all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?  Check this out for a nice twist on the regular turkey sandwich leftovers!

Provided by Sandra Lee
Serves 6


2 tbsp vegetable oil 1½ c. red onion, chopped
4 oz. green chiles, diced (1 can) 10 oz. tomatoes & green chiles, diced (1 can)
3 c. leftover turkey, shredded 16 oz. chunky salsa (1 jar)
salt & black pepper 5 c. tortilla chips, crushed
1½ c. shredded Mexican 4-cheese blend ¼ c. cilantro leaves, chopped
¼ c. sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large oven-safe skillet, over medium-high heat. Add onions & saute until soft. Add green chilies, diced tomatoes, leftover turkey & salsa. Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper, to taste. Top with tortilla chips & then cheese. Place skillet in oven & bake for about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven. Garnish with cilantro & serve immediately with side of sour cream.

Chicken Salsa Soup

Turkey Salsa Soup by Alice Henneman on Flickr Submitted by AnyasMom
Serves 6-8


1¾ c. water 14 oz. chicken broth
½ lb. cut up boneless chicken 2 tsp chili powder
1-2 c. salsa 11 oz. corn
3 c. tortilla chips, broken ½ c. Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, chicken, broth, & chili powder; bring to a boil.  
  2. Reduce heat & cover for 8-10 minutes until chicken is done.  Add corn & simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.  
  3. Stir in salsa & cook another 10-15 minutes.  Stir regularly.  
  4. Top with tortilla chips & cheese.