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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Canning Salsa

I've been able to bottle about 24 quarts of stewed tomatoes. I decided this year I would try making salsa again. I've tried in the past, but I've never liked the results very well. I asked Connie for her salsa recipe last year and decided to give it a try. The results were great! I love this recipe much more than any I've tried in the past. Thanks Connie, this recipe is a keeper!

From Connie: Here is the recipe I've used for years. The beauty of salsa is, it turns out differently every time! I guess it depends on the tomatoes or how hot the jalapenos are...who knows. We found this recipe from a friend and my daughter loved it. Said it seemed more like Mexican salsa.

9 cups diced tomatoes, peeled
4 cups chopped onions
8 jalapeno peppers, chopped, no seeds
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 7oz. jar diced green chili peppers
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin powder
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vinegar.

Mix all ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes to 3 hours. It all depends on how thick you want it.
Put in jars and process in water bath for 35 minutes.

You can double or triple this recipe. I don't always put the full 8 jalapenos in it, it seems too hot but some people really like hot. My friend said that she has a secret to making it thicker. She takes half of the hot salsa and blends it in a blender then pours it back into the pot. I've tried it and it works fine. Just be careful of the heat!

Sondra: I only had about 4 cups of diced tomatoes (peeled). I did one large onion - which was about 1 1/2 cups. 2 jalapeno peppers and 1 large anaheim pepper. 3 clove garlic, 1/2 jar chili peppers, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/8 cup lemon and vinegar... basically half of the recipe. I'm also a mild girl - that is why I didn' put 4 jalapenos in the recipe. I thought it tasted like mild store bought salsa - Yum!

I bottled the salsa in 1/2 pint jars and processed them in a water bath for 20 minutes.


Garden of Egan said...

OK! I'm writing down the recipe. I'm so tired of making icky salsa and have been looking for new recipes.

Have fun doing it. I love canning.

Kimmie said...

I LOVE Connie's recipes! I haven't tried a recipe of hers that hasn't just turned out fabulous!! She is an amazing cook and home-maker!

I'm with Tauna...I am writing it down to try this recipe. I have tried making salsa several times and never had it turn out, so rather than waste ingredients, I just purchase salsa from the store.

If you have plenty of tomatoes, Connie's Bottled Tomato Soup recipe is AMAZING!! I've never had anything bottled that tastes better than her tomato soup. WOW!

I love the blogging world and love that people love to share!!

Have a wonderful day Sondra!!


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