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Salsa Au Natural
Submitted by: Brenda
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
3-4 medium jalepeno peppers
3 cloves garlic, diced fine
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
1 tablespoon oregano
Boil peppers for about 20 minutes. Remove seeds. Put into blender with other ingredients; blend 3-4 seconds. Refrigerate 24 hours before serving. Makes 1 quart.

Sausage Balls
Submitted by: Brenda
2 pounds sausage
1 1/2 cups biscuit mix
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375F. Mix all ingredients and form into 1" balls. Bake 15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet until golden brown. Makes about 6 dozen.

Texas Caviar
Submitted by: VickiB
3 cups canned black-eyed peas, drained
3 large tomatoes, diced
3 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup canned mild green chilies, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
hot pepper sauce to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Allow to set for 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Refrigerate unused portion.

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