Bacon Salsa

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

About 2 cups
Prep Time:
Stove Top

The idea for this salsa comes from the TV show :Diners,Dives and Drive-ins". They were making a burger with sliced tomato,some chopped bacon and then some caramelized onion over the burger and then melted cheese.
This is my recipe for BACON SALSA and my photo.
This is a great dip with tortilla chips, or over nachos, baked potato, BBQ chicken, steak, brushed on grilled sweet corn, mixed in muffin batter, on your tacos,over enchiladas,etc- you get where I'm going-so go for it!Your going to love it!


1 Tbsp
of olive oil, just swirl some around in the skillet
1 lb
extra thick bacon, fry crisp and set aside to cool, then pulse to size you like
14 1/2 oz
can petite cut tomatoes,(or diced rol-tel tomatoes)
1 small
sweet onion, pulsed till size you like
2 tsp
minced garlic
red bell pepper,pulsed to size you like
green bell pepper,pulsed to size you like
1/2 c
whole kernel corn,frozen
1/4 c
red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
orange marmalade
grind of fresh black pepper, or a few hot pepper flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the bacon, and reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 8 minutes,until it is a light brown.Turn heat down to medium low.Cool bacon crisp then place in blender and pulse to size you like. Then pulse the bell peppers and the onion. Add the bacon and onions and peppers in the skillet.
To the bacon ,onion mixture add the garlic. Stir and fry until onion and peppers begin to wilt; stir in corn, marmalade and brown sugar. Stir until sugar and marmalade melts and add the wine vinegar. Simmer over low heat until salsa is thickened.When mixture is thickened to your liking; stir in tomatoes juice and all and black pepper to taste.
I have made this using 1 cup of real bacon bits and not pulsing. This works very nice-you can add as much bacon bits as you like- and also add some chipolte puree or hot pepper flakes if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 17, 2012
Thanks Karen- it means a lot to me to hear you say that.
Karen Sills redhotchilipeppers
Sep 17, 2012
This is an awesome recipe, thanks for telling me about it! Pinched!!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Aug 10, 2012
How about it Meg and Melany have you tried it yet. May a batch today for my daughter to take home with her- and made some home made tortilla chips too. We had some of the salsa spread on the chips and covered with cheese and microwaved them OMG- nacho heaven!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Aug 1, 2012