Black Bean Enchiladas & White Girl Salsa GIVEAWAY!!

by simplylife on October 1, 2012

Several weeks ago, my husband and were doing our weekly grocery shopping and ran into Whole Foods to grab a few items.  Of course, we grazed on all the samples and slowly walked through the entire store, just to get to the produce section.

Positioned right in-between the potatoes and lettuce was a small table set-up with different types of salsa.  As we approached the table, we began chatting with the friendly woman standing there, wearing cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.  She kindly warned us before dipping our chip that the “hot tomatillo” was hot, and treated each hungry person who was eager for a bite of chips and salsa as if they were a good friend coming over for dinner.

Within minutes, my husband and I were chatting with her about all the same places in Colorado we’ve been to and got to learn her story.  Julie, the owner of White Girl Salsa, was welcomed into a Hispanic family’s close-knit circle and shared her homemade salsa with the family.  It passed their taste test and they started calling it White Girl Salsa!

After deciding I should let some of the other customers chat with Julie, we decided to continue the conversation over email.  About a week later, her fabulous crew sent me 2 jars of salsa to review, and 2 to giveaway to YOU (details below)!

This salsa is incredibly versatile.  You can serve it with your favorite chips or use it to enhance your favorite recipe.  I decided to serve this alongside Black Bean Enchiladas and it was the perfect accompaniment!

Black Bean Enchiladas

by Simply Life

Keywords: bake entree vegetarian beans tomato Mexican

Ingredients (8 enchiladas)

  • 3 tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Chili powder, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat 2 tbs. olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the jalapeno pepper, bell pepper, garlic and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add the beans, seasonings (cumin, paprika, and chili powder) to taste and mix together. Remove from pan and set aside.

2. Place the tomatoes in a blender. Add the same seasonings (cumin, paprika, and chili powder), salt and pepper and puree. Heat 1 tbs. olive oil in pan, and pour in tomato mixture. Bring to a simmer and cooking until slightly reduced, about 5-6 minutes. Pour half into the bottom of a baking dish and evenly spread.

3. Fill center of each tortilla with black bean mixture and roll-up. Place in baking dish, seam-side down. Top with remaining tomato sauce and cheese. Baking until cheese melts, about 5-6 minutes. Top with cilantro, serve and enjoy!

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White Girl Salsa is offered in 5 different flavors:  Hot Tomatillo, Medium Tomatillo, Mild Tomatillo, Cranberry-Mango and Smokey Chipotle.  The products are all-natural.  You can see the short ingredient list for the Hot Tomatillo here:

Both my husband and I have loved this salsa!  It’s spicy, packed with fresh flavors and such an easy way to add instant flavor to any meal!

The giveaway is for 1 jar of Medium Tomatillo and 1 jar of Cranberry-Mango!  To enter, do any/all of the following and let me know in the comments; giveaway will be open through October 5 (must have a U.S. address):

1.  Tell me how you would enjoy this salsa!  Would you cook with it?  What meal would you serve it with?
2.  Like White Girl Salsa on Facebook!
3.  Tweet about this giveaway!  (Ex:  Enter to win @WhiteGirlSalsa on @SimplyLifeBlog! )

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  • Laura @ LauraLivesLife

    These enchiladas and this salsa looks amazing! I’d love to win it – following both you and white girl salsa on twitter!

  • Belinda @zomppa

    Glad to know it passed the test. Those sample tables make shopping tough!

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness

    I love salsa! Often I just use it with chips, but sometimes I get crazy and throw it on top of my eggs in the morning. :)

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oh that’s a great idea! I do love breakfast burritos!

  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    Fun giveaway! White Girl salsa looks awesome! I’d enjoy some as a snack with tortilla chips or with my eggs on a weekend morning :)

  • http://twitter.com/swankydietitian Kristen RD

    I love her story. That is too cute.
    I love salsa with chips, in dips, or topped onto my eggs!! Her flavors sound just amazing!

  • thehealthyapron

    hahha I love that it’s called “white girl salsa” to being with and secondly I love the ingredient list!

  • Cookie Sleuth

    What great salsa! It looks like it would be great by itself with tortilla chips. I would like to mix it with shredded chicken and use it as a filling for enchiladas.

  • http://twitter.com/LisaEirene Lisa Eirene

    I would make your recipe! It looks so good!

  • http://twitter.com/LisaEirene Lisa Eirene

    I tweeted!

  • Bridget

    Yum! I would probably make burritos or tacos!

  • Cathy

    I would use it in tacos! I love the ingredient list, simple and pronounceable!

  • http://www.singerskitchen.com/ Singerinkitchen
  • http://www.singerskitchen.com/ Singerinkitchen

    I would chow this salsa with chips and even make a chutney with cream cheese

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oooh that sounds fabulous!!! What a great idea!

  • http://www.singerskitchen.com/ Singerinkitchen

    I liked White Girl Salsa on FB!

  • Ray

    I like White Girl Salsa on Facebook- thanks!

  • http://indulgeinspireimbibe.blogspot.com/ Daisy

    this meal sounds so delish. I would totally make it if I won the salsa!!

  • http://indulgeinspireimbibe.blogspot.com/ Daisy

    I liked them on facebook!

  • Ally’s Sweet & Savory Eats

    I would be pouring this salsa on tacos, enchiladas and just plain dipping with tortilla chips. We go through salsa so fast in our house!

  • Madeline

    I love the story behind this salsa! I’d make a pan fried chicken thighs with her salsa, with extra on the side to spoon over :)

  • Madeline

    And I liked her on FB too!

  • http://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel Laurel Cedarblade

    My mom makes the most amazing tacos, and this salsa would be the perfect accompaniment!

  • http://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel Laurel Cedarblade

    I like the facebook page!

  • http://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel Laurel Cedarblade
  • http://www.facebook.com/urvashi.agarwal.9465 Urvashi Agarwal

    I really need some mexican food my friend, this looks awesome :D
    Love the salsa story too!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    P.S. Come over and enter my international giveaway to celebrate my blogiversary!
    http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/

  • Renata

    I would make homemade tacos in shells and top them all with White Girl Salsa!

  • Renata

    I like White Girl Salsa on FB!

  • Renata

    Tweeted too! -https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/252957136496242688

  • yummychunklet

    Your enchiladas look delicious. Great post!

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  • http://luxuryhaven.blogspot.com/ Blackswan

    Nice giveaway! Good luck to all.

  • Tasha

    Some of it might end up on burritos, but I’m sure most of it would be eaten with tortilla chips!

  • http://bite-sized-thoughts.blogspot.com/ Kari

    Isn’t it great when you discover a new product you really love? This sounds like a great brand and like great salsa!

  • Georgiana

    I would serve it up as an appetizer dish for our monthly church potluck dinner with tortilla chips! Thanks as White Girl Salsa sounds delicious!

  • Georgiana

    I like White Girl Salsa on Facebook!

  • meri

    I would just enjoy it as is, with chips! Salsa is my favorite thing, I could eat it all day long!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    I love a good and fresh salsa with chips!

  • karen

    I would drizzle it one a sweet potato and black bean quesadilla!
    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

  • Theresa

    Right on top of a black-bean-burger with melty, hot pepper-jack cheese. Wouldn’t even need a bun….

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oooh that sounds FABULOUS! Now I’m craving it!…

  • Theresa

    …also, I ‘like’d White Girl Salsa on Facebook;)

  • Heather

    I would love to dunk some tortilla chips into both of those salsas! They sound delicious.

  • Mom

    What a wonderful background story!!! I love the packaging and for those who like these ingredients, it looks amazing! I love how you take the time to reach out to others!!!!!

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