Wonderful Salsa

Apr
19
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Wonderful Salsa
I started canning this several years ago and we like it so much that I haven’t bought any store bought salsa since I made the first batch. It is so good with store-bought canned tomatoes that I make it that way year round and use fresh tomatoes to can in other ways.

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 7 to 8 pints



Ingredients

8 cups tomatoes –  can use three 28/29 oz. cans tomatoes, well  drained (I buy petite diced  when I can find them on  sale)
2 ½ cups diced onion
1 ½ cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup diced hot peppers (I usually use all banana peppers)
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. canning salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
29 oz. can of tomato puree
1 ½ cups tomato sauce
1/4 cup bottled lime juice*

Directions

Mix everything together in a large saucepan. Bring slowly to a boil & boil gently for ten minutes (or less – be sure the onions & peppers remain somewhat crisp).

NOTE: At this point you could cool & refrigerate & use without canning if desired.

Pour into hot jars, cap with hot rings & lids.

Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Yield: 7 to 8 pints.

A happy note to add here: David (tractor57) tested this recipe after making it with commercially canned tomato products (whose label states that citric acid has been added) and the pH was 4.1 – more acidic than the required magic number of pH 4.6 for safe preserving via boiling water bath.

*I started adding the lime juice to increase the acidity when I was making this with fresh tomatoes. I’m adding that in – it’s terrific!

Categories: Boiling Water Bath, BWB Condiments, BWB Salsas, BWB Tomatoes & Combos, Canning, Condiments, Preserving, Salsas

Submitted by: wvhomecanner on April 19, 2010




Comments

  1. kellyb says:

    This is the best salsa recipe around. I made 144 pints of this last summer and there are none left. Every time my son-in-law would visit he’d head to the basment to grab a few jars. He was more than welcome because he helped chop tomatoes. My son came up with a new name for this recipes “Darn Wonderful Salsa”. Love it

  2. Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:

    Hi Kelly! Hey if you have a good pic of this feel free to upload – this one is a shot before jars were filled and every time we have opened one it never lasts long enough for me to get a pic LOL!

    • kellyb says:

      I’ll have to see if there is a jar hidden in the basement. The jar in the fridge is empty. I’ll second the comment that it never lasts long enough to take a pic. My son-in-law just stopped by to pick up some pepper plants and he wanted to know if I had any salsa left. It’s good stuff.

  3. Sonia says:

    OMG!!! This salsa is lip smacking fantastic!! A blue ribbon winner for sure.

  4. JenW!~ says:

    This salsa is absolutely wonderful. There will be no more store bought salsa my family.

  5. Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:

    SO glad you both like it Sonia and Jen!

  6. Sonia says:

    Just canned 18 more pints. I did 9 pints last time and within 4 days those 9 jars were all gone! Let’s see how long these last 🙂

  7. kellyb says:

    Sonia,

    Just go buy more tomatoes because those 18 pints won’t last long. I’ve already got friends asking when I’m making more salsa. I told them they can have as much as they want as long as they help prepare it. I’ve got 3 folks that seem really interested. Good stuff.

    • Sonia says:

      You are so right! I do believe those 18 pints will be just a memory by the end of next week 🙂 I took a jar to work, and man-o-man talk about people going ga-ga! If I let them raid my shelves, those jars would not even last a day. Way to go DeDe! Kudo’s for one FANTASTIC salsa recipe!!!

  8. Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:

    Kelly, sounds like a Salsa Party! Get those folks dicing on the peppers and onions and the rest is easy. Sonia, Kelly’s right – better just plan another batch soon. I know we blast through this at my house!

    • kellyb says:

      Dede,

      I can’t wait until my tomatoes start coming in. I’m going to have to visit the produce auction and get several bushels though. DSD keeps asking when we’re making salsa as does my SIL. One of the contractors from work wants to come and make it. He ate an entire jar himself. I want to make up a batch in 1/2 pints before the baby shower. I thought I’d make duckie tortilla chips and use those and a 1/2 pint of salsa for favors for some folks and then small loaves of sourdough and jelly as others. We’ll see.

    • Sonia says:

      LOL! Yep, I am already getting the grocery list ready 🙂 2 jars have already bit the dust. Yum-Yum!!

    • Sonia says:

      Salsa Party!! That sounds like a great idea. I had a green tomato relish canning party 2 weekends ago. I think it’s time for a Wonderful Salsa Party!! Hmmmmm, I wonder if any jars will be left for the pantry shelves?? 🙂

      • kellyb says:

        Sonia,

        Come on over we can can salsa till the cow’s come home. We had several marathon canning sessions last year. But everyone pitched in and it was lots of fun. DSD actually gave me a coupon at Christmas good for one full day’s helping making and canning SALSA!!!!!

  9. kellyb says:

    Dede,

    I forgot to tell you. DD called Sunday and wanted the recipe. She has to do a presentation to college students about simple meals. This is geared to kids who live off campus. She’s going to demo this recipe. She cut it down to a more managable size but I think that’s brillant. She’s showing how you can mix it with beans, rice, eggs, etc and have a simple yet healthy meal.

    She wanted to show them how simple ingredients from a Farmer’s market can make a multitude of dishes.

    I personally think she’s brillant 🙂

  10. Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:

    Sonis, I am glad it’s a hit and I am not surprised. I was thrilled when I first made this with the first bite! Kelly, great idea on the baby shower favors! And your DD is a jewel! Tell her to also consider showing how to make a quesidilla – with salsa for dipping. An upgrade to the usual college grilled cheese. And they can make those with their iron too LOL!

  11. Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:

    Sonia, I am glad it’s a hit and I am not surprised. I was thrilled when I first made this with the first bite! Kelly, great idea on the baby shower favors! And your DD is a jewel! Tell her to also consider showing how to make a quesidilla – with salsa for dipping. An upgrade to the usual college grilled cheese. And they can make those with their iron too LOL!

  12. Dede ~ wvhomecanner says:

    double match in the making today – good canned tomato products for $1 a can locally woohoo!

  13. Teresa says:

    Hello -to add corn to salsa = would I PC for 55 mins (pints)?

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