Food & Drink

Chipotle-Bacon Salsa

Start to finish: 15 minutes

Makes 1 cup

This recipe is from the November 2007 issue of Chile Pepper Magazine.


1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ pound slab bacon, rind removed, cut into ¼-inch cubes

10-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

½ red onion, diced

1 tablespoon chipotle purée

1 teaspoon lime juice

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the bacon, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about seven minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess fat.

In a medium bowl, toss the tomatoes, onion and chipotle purée.

Stir in the bacon, lime juice and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.