11 Recipes That Need A Spicy Jar Of Salsa

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We all have that rogue jar of salsa sitting in the pantry that has been there a while. It’s not that we don’t like it. It’s that we just don’t have a lot of occasions to crack open a brand new bottle of this spicy dip. But I’m here to tell you that you can open up a whole world of recipes using that jar. Here are eleven recipes that will help you do just that.

1. Mango Chicken Wraps

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These mango chicken wraps are a family favorite. You can make them with turkey, too, if you prefer. Either way, these juicy chicken wraps filled with fresh mango are absolutely delicious.

2. Refried Bean Soup

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Refried bean soup is one of those quick and easy soups that comes together in minutes, fills you up, and is loaded with flavor. You can make it in a pot or a slow cooker, which will make the whole family warm and happy.

3. Southwest Chicken Crockpot

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Southwest Chicken is a mouthwatering, wholesome meal of seasoned shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and tomatoes. This chicken dinner recipe cooks to perfection in your slow cooker.

4. Slow Cooker Taco Chicken

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This slow cooker taco chicken is the perfect way to make a large pot of chicken for family night tacos using only two ingredients!

5. Sweet And Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken

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This Sweet And Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken is a quick-prep, easy way to get dinner on the table straight from your slow cooker.

6. Taco Burgers

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These taco burgers are wonderful straight off the barbecue! (But you can cook them in the oven or on the stovetop, too.)

7. Salsa Rice

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This salsa rice is a great side dish for many main courses. It’s simple to make, and it goes well with refried beans and other Mexican-inspired dishes.

8. Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew

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This slow cooker tortilla chicken stew cooks all day while you work. It’s delicious, and you can eat it as is or fill up tacos or burritos with it.

9. Mexican Black Bean Chili

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This Mexican black bean chili recipe is a popular summer chili that you can enjoy through the colder months.

10. Instant Pot Mexican Chicken

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This Instant Pot Mexican chicken is a quick and easy dinner with many uses. Serve it over rice or quinoa, or add it to tacos or burritos.

11. 2 Bean Turkey Chili

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This is a delicious and healthy 2 bean turkey chili made with two types of beans, vegetables, and spices. It’s quick to make and pairs well with a green salad and some crusty garlic bread.

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This article first appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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