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Chili's Salsa

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Rating: 4/5
13 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 1743
Chili's Salsa Recipe
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1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 can (14.5 ounce size) whole peeled tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon jalapenos (canned, diced, not pickled) PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
1 teaspoon jalapenos (canned, diced, not pickled)
1/4 cup diced onion
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon sugar, to taste


Place jalapenos and onions in processor; process for just a few seconds. Add both cans of tomatoes, salt, sugar and cumin. Process all ingredients until well blended, but do not puree. Place in covered container and chill. A couple of hours of chilling will help the flavors to develop. Serve with your favorite thin corn tortilla chips.

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28 calories, 0 grams fat, 6 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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Oct 24, 2013

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This salsa is right on the can vary it a bit to your particular taste..I know Chili's salsa can vary in hotness from time to time, but the magic ingredient here is cumin...try it out and im sure you will agree.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Its pretty fri**ing good but it needs a few tweaks, just add like a table spoon of salt, more jalapenos and 2 cloves of garlic, than it is a 15 out of 10!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Just FYI. Do NOT stick your face in the blender after mincing the onions and japs. You will burn your eyes. Trust me. I just did it. I am not too swift in the kitchen.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
If you stick to the ingrediants it tastes a lot like chili's. This is wonderful because they have the only salsa I like. Wish I could find super thin tortilla chips because I think that would be the key to making it taste more like the ones at chili's.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! It doesn't taste exactly like Chilis' however it still tastes great!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My family loved this salsa, especially my husband. It tastes almost like the one from chili's. I used pickled jalapenos though. I recommend this recipe very highly.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I have made this recipe several times and it tastes exactly like the Chili's salsa. I have eaten at Chili's for 20 years and am thrilled that I now have their salsa! Stick to the exact ingredients and make sure you follow the directions exactly to get the right flavor.

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Apr 24, 2007

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My family LOVES this sauce...I have to double the recipe just to keep them in sauce for 24 hours!

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Feb 15, 2007

REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
I made this recipe twice and both times it was not very tasteful. Both times tasted like there was way too much onion, 2nd time I decreased the amount of onion, but still felt it tasted that onion overpowered it. It is nothing like Chili's salsa. Is it perhaps because I use real jalapenos that I dice? Not sure what 'canned' jalapenos are anyways. My local grocery store pointed me to the ones in produce.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Excellent. Simply because of the simplicity of the cans. I'm tired of roasting tomatoes and peppers for a wihle so this recipe is right on for me and the kids. A little more cumin, salt, and garlic made this recipe perfect for even my picky 4yo.

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Jan 25, 2007

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Great salsa. I didn't add the cumin but replaced it with cilantro. Thought not exactly like Chili's salsa, it is very good and the entire family liked it!

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
pretty good, considering the whole recipe is canned tomatoes and I even used frozen diced onions. My husband loved it. It doesn't taste like Chile's Grill & Bar salsa. I wish I could find a true copycat recipe for Chile's salsa. It was the first salsa I ever made. My husband wanted me to bring some over for his family to try. The girls age 4 & 8 loved it too.

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May 29, 2005

REVIEW: 3 star recipe rating
This recipe is mediocre to say the most, however with quite a bit of modifying it tasted almost exactly like Chili's...try this out:

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