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Recipe: Nacho Bites with Pineapple Salsa

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I am in love with pineapple salsa.

I seriously cannot get enough salsa. Make it the pineapple salsa version and I could eat it straight out of the bowl. So when Melissa of Frugal Fabulous Finds told me about her pineapple salsa recipe, I asked her to send it over for the party food section of our website.

Nacho Bites Ingredients

1 can refried beans
1/2 lb ground beef, cooked w/taco seasoning
1 cup shredded cheese
1 bag of chips
candied jalapenos, optional (I used this as my garnish)
nacho cheese sauce, optional (another garnish)
sour cream and/or black olives, optional (garnish)

Homemade Pineapple Salsa Ingredients

1 red bell pepper, cleaned and diced
1 can crushed pinapple, any brand
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, washed and roughly chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped (leave seed in to add MORE heat)
1/4 tsp salt, optional
1/4 tsp pepper, optional
1 lime, you will need for juice

How to make nacho bites with pineapple salsa:

Arrange on a serving platter, your chips ~ with beans, meat, and cheese. I actually put mine in the oven to melt cheese on top on the low broiler setting. Garnish with whatever you like…including your homemade pineapple salsa, sour cream, black olives and/or candied jalpenos.

To make your pineapple salsa, simply combine all of your ingredients together and allow to sit for about 20 minutes or so. I actually took a blender/food processor to make it very fine – but that is not necessary.

Serve to your guests, while warm. You could keep warm in oven on lowest temp possible.

Want more recipes from Melissa? Check out this spaghetti and meatball bite appetizer recipe.

What’s your favorite kind of salsa? Pineapple or another?

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.