Homemade Salsa | Mexican Themed Super Bowl Party

Chances are you are going to be spending today like most of North America.  Stationed in front of the TV, bevvy of choice in hand, noshing on delicious food and watching HGTV the Super Bowl. 
I for one, plan on 'rockin' my New England Patriots t-shirt.  Tom Brady is just so dreamy, how can you not cheer for him.  Unfortunately, I seem to stand alone in this opinion.  J and I are hosting a mini Super Bowl party, and it seems that everyone who is coming, has sided with NY.  Hmpf, oh well Tom, I'm still rooting for you.   Looks like I will just have to be extra loud in my cheers.  Feel free to dedicate your first touchdown to me...

It could be argued that the most exciting part about Super Bowl Sunday (aside from watching Tom Brady), is the finger-licking, guilty pleasure smorgasbord of food.  Game?  What game?  Pass the chips...
This years theme is Mexican.  J couldn't be more thrilled with this spread of food.  Next to sushi, Mexican is his favourite.  On the menu... 

Happy Sunday "Super Bowl" Funday!!
Go Patriots Go!

Homemade Salsa

1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes w/ juice (no salt added)
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes (no salt added), drained of juices
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 whole jalapeno, quartered and sliced thin 
1/2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup cilantro
juice from 1/2 lime

Note: this is a very large batch. Recommend using a 12-cup food processor, or you can process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.
Combine whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin,  red pepper flakes, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips or cheese nachos.

recipe slightly adapted from Pioneer Woman


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