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In fact, it is legendary in my house…and at every party where they are devoured. A lip-smacking combo of Southwestern flavors in a crunchy wonton wrapper, topped with crazy-easy homemade salsa.
Let’s start with the salsa. It’s really the star of the show. You will whip this up so fast that you’ll never buy pre-made salsa again. All those herbs & spices in one can.
It is SO flavorful, guys. And without all the salt. I’ve been making my own salsa in a food processor for over a year now, and pre-made just tastes like a pile of salt to me. Join the revolution. It’s quick and downright tastier.
Fold the wonton wrappers into mini-cups and pop the them into the oven for a few minutes.
Wonton wrappers are one of my favorite finds. They’re typically located in the produce section (I know). They are worth looking for– you can use them for desserts, appetizers, ravioli, individualize anything… they’re so fun.
Ok back to the program. Fill up each cup with the Southwest mixture, and pop them back into the oven for 5 more minutes.
Top with salsa and dig in!
This is one hearty, no-messing-around appetizer.
- 1/2 lb sausage or ground beef, cooked and drained
- 1 cup, grated Monterey Jack cheese, minus 1 Tablespoon for topping
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1 small can, chopped black olives
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 1 package wonton wrappers
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 can, Hunt's Diced Tomatoes, Sweet Onion variety
- 2 Tablespoons, sugar
- juice, 1 lime
- Combine all ingredients in food processor, blend to desired texture.
For Southwest Mix:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Shape and fold wonton wrappers into cups of a mini-muffin tin.
- Heat wonton wrappers in oven for five minutes.
- Mix sausage, ranch dressing, cheese, black olives, and red pepper.
- Add spoonful of sausage mixture to wonton cups, put back in oven for another five minutes.
- Allow to cool, top with salsa and cheese.
My homemade salsa recipe starts with Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes in Sweet Onion, available at Walmart. Buy 3 Hunt’s Tomatoes any variety 6 oz or larger at Walmart and receive $1.00 in your Ibotta account! All 3 products must be purchased on the same shopping trip.