Salsa

I made and canned salsa for the first time ever.  It was pretty easy, the cutting all the veggies was the most time consuming of the project.

7c chopped cored peeled tomatoes

2c chopped onion

1c chopped green pepper

8 jalapeno peppers

3 garlic

1 can tomato paste (5.5 oz/156ml)

3/4c vinegar

1/2c loosely packed finely chopped cilantro

1/2tsp cumin

1.  In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine tomatoes, onions,green pepper, jalapeno peppers, garlic, tomato paste, vinegar, cilantro, and cumin.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

2.  Meanwhile prepare canner, jars and lids.

3.  Ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.  Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot salsa.  Wipe rim.  Center lid on jar.  Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.

4.  Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water.  Bring to a boil and process both 8-oz and pint jars for 20 minutes.  Remove canner lid.  Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.

This is what i did-

7c tomatoes chopped NOT peeled- i was too lazy the end result just has those little stick looking things.  (which is the skin rolled up.)

2c chopped onion

1c green pepper

4 jalapenos finely diced with a few seeds that wanted in

3 large tsp i think of the premade garlic.  i didn’t have any fresh or i would have used it.

1 can (356ml) tomato paste i didn’t know what to use the rest of the can for- so i dumped it all in.

3/4c cider vinegar

1/2c cilantro-  i used half a yellow pepper instead

1/2tsp cumin and a wee bit more

This recipe yielded me 4 pints and 1 8-oz.

Then i followed all the rest of the instructions.

Enjoy!!

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About ddnoble

stay at home mom with 3 busy boys, and a suber fab hubby!

2 responses to “Salsa”

  1. trinac says :

    I just made another batch of salsa today too! Last year was my first year, and now I won’t eat the store bought stuff…homemade is way better. My recipe is a wee bit different, but not much. As far as peeling the tomatoes, it’s not really that hard to do. I just dunk them in boiling water for a minute, then into cold water, and the skins will peel away super easy. Then you don’t have the chewy skins left behind. I wish we lived a bit closer. You and I could have lots of fun doing our canning together!

    • ddnoble says :

      i know i would so love that!! We would make good messes together!! My salsa too is way better i think, than the store bought. My sis-in-law Cam, made some with corn and beans! So good!! The skins are so delish!!! hehe.. i think i will try to skin them next time although i really did not mind them to much.

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