Friday, September 19, 2008

Salsa Recipe-CAN YOU SAY YUM?

10 lbs tomatoes
4-5 bell peppers (any color, I used green and yellow)
4-10 jalepenos (depending on how spicy you want it, I used 4 or 5)
4 tsp minced garlic
2 (5.5 oz) cans tomato paste
1 1/4 c vinegar (I used white, but I think any kind works)
2 Tbsp salt
6 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp paprika
1 c chopped cilantro (I used 2 cups cuz I LOVE cilantro)

Chop tomatoes and peppers and throw them in a big pot on the stove. Add all ingredients and bring to a boil over med/hi heat. Turn down and simmer uncovered I hour, stirring occasionally. Pour salsa in jars (what ever size you want) and give them a hot water bath. Boil 20 min for pint jars and 25 min for quart jars. (EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY!)

I actually got the recipe from a friend of a friend (or something like that) you can add or subtract anything you want. I don't think you can mess it up. I doubled the recipe when I made it because my friend and I were making some together. And I didn't use a pressure cooker, just a regular hot water bath. As long as your jars seal, the salsa will be fine (so no need to worry about pressure cooking). We eat the salsa really fast anyway! We are oinkers! Good luck fellow salsa makers! (Scroll down to see pics of the end product).


The Lemon Family said...

i miss your YUMMY salsa you guys sure knew how to chop up a batch!!!!

Megan said...

Thank you!!! Mmmmmm! I'm just learning about canning - and just ordered a steam canner. I'm excited to try it out!

Stefani Meyer said...

I'm gonna have to try this. Our tomatoes are finally just getting ripe. That's what I get for planting them so late. You are an inspiration!

The Yancey Family said...

Yummm! I was checking out all your rows of canned foods with jealousy!

Tami and Jared said...

Look at what a domestic goddess you are! I really want to make salsa, but my tomatoes aren't ripe yet. I hope we don't have a freeze anytime soon. Has Aaron been busy this fall? Or has he been around to keep the kids out of your hair while you can?

Darrell said...

you have no idea how much i love homemade salsa. I am seriously going to have to try this.
And thanks for your nice comments on my blog! I love reading them.