My favorite Pineapple Salsa

Growing up on the Texas – Mexico border, salsa and jalapeños are pretty much a staple at every single meal. When I moved to North Texas I came to the realization that what others thought was good salsa might not be that good of salsa. So when I find a good recipe for one, I want to share it!

With this being the season for get togethers, potlucks, food, food and more food, this week I thought I would share one of my favorite salsa recipes, Pineapple Salsa. Whenever I think of one of the better pot lucks from work, pineapple salsa always comes to mind. About a year ago, one of my co-workers, Joe Murphy, who is around my dad’s age and a true Texan from West Texas, brought this salsa. Even though Joe no longer works with us,  it has been a request at every single pot luck since. Getting the recipe from him was another story, I don’t think he ever wrote anything down, he just knew what was in it. Once we formalized a recipe, the sharing commenced and I share his recipe with you today.

Just a warning, once you make this salsa you will be hooked! Take it to your next pot luck or get together with a bag of tortilla chips, give it as a gift to a salsa lover or keep it all to yourself!


This is what Chilpotle Peppers look like up close. I found them in the "Hispanic" section of my Wal-Mart
This is what Chilpotle Peppers look like up close.
Found them next to the Jalapeños for $1.18 / can at my local Wal-Mart
Found them next to the jalapeños for $1.18 / can at my local Wal-Mart

1 can of crushed pineapples – (I used the 20 oz can for this recipe & you do not need to drain, but you can drain depending on how liquidey you like your salsa) 

1 can of chilpotle peppers in adobe sauce (if one can is too hot, you can use half a can) 

1/2 cup brown sugar 

4 oz (1/2 cup) Orange Juice

Cilantro to taste


Puree the peppers.

Pureed peppers
Pureed peppers

Mix all ingredients together in a pan.

All ingredients mixed together

(I like to add my cilantro after it has been heated, but you may do as you wish).

Heat to desired thickness.


Finished product
Finished product

If you have another variation of this recipe I would love to hear it!

Happy Holidays everyone!


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