The recipe looks good except for adding factory canned tomato sauce and paste! Ugh. I make my own and would use it. If I didn’t make my own I would simply cook it longer to thicken. You sort of lose the whole meaning of “home canned” if you add factory food in it, don’t you think?
I made this today and it was my first time making salsa to can. Did not have 8 lbs. of ripe toms so settled for 5, some were not fully ripe and I did add some tomatillos. I took the time to drain some of the fluid off and the results was nice firm tomatoes. Didn’t take the time to skin them either and they cooked up fine and did not in any way detract from the texture or taste. I love lime so, while I did use fresh lime juice from limes, I also added a bit of concentrated lime powder to give it a kick without adding fluid. I didn’t cook it for as long as suggested as it seemed to cook fairly quickly and I didn’t wanted it to be too mushy. Final touch was a bit more cilantro. Since I had hot chill peppers and jalapeño peppers from my garden I didn’t stint with those either…… it is fantastic. Thank you Jothan for providing such a great recipe that I could tweak to our tastes.
Active comments on a post that is from so long ago is testament to a great recipe!! This recipe is very similar to my signature salsa: Rotel, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, salt, & pepper. Mine is left chunky rather than processed smooth. I just had to share my secret ingredient which everyone raves over. Rather than cilantro I use fresh mint from the garden. It gives it an unmistakable flavor and slight cooling on the tongue to accompany the heat of the salsa.
Great recipe! Thank you! I adapted it slightly and fire-roasted the tomatoes, jalapeños and garlic and my husband and I LOVED it! Thank you for all the instructions, will DEFINITELY be making more!
I tried this recipe for the first this year (and also my first time canning food). I followed the instructions but I only got one jar and a half (1L jar though). Is that normal? If not, what did I did wrong? The taste is very good though. I just wish I could have more cans of salsa!
Laurie…Would this be a recipe I could use with some peppers that are going to go bad soon? If so, and in general, about how long does this salsa keep? Have you ever frozen larger batches of it before? (Asking because I have quite a lot of peppers I need to use up in the next couple of days, and I LOVE chips and salsa!) Thanks!
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If you want a salsa that is truly Mexican use fresh tomatillos an peppers. Roast them until the outsideskin is blackened. Add that along with some onion, garlic, salt and very small amount of water to blender. That is Mexican salsa (sin molcajete).
In a small bowl combine garlic, onion and tomatoes with cilantro, salt, and pepper (or garlic pepper salt). Stir with a spoon and mash a little, this will make it juicy, and as it sits it’ll get juicer.
What’s the secret behind this addictive salsa? Roasting! It brings out an incredible depth of flavor you can’t get any other way. Pro tip: remove the jalapeno seeds for salsa that’s spicy without being SPICY (know what we mean?).
Made this recipe today and it was our first attempt at salsa from homegrown veggies from our garden. Very easy to follow the directions and it is delicious. We already planning our second batch. Thnx
I have done salsa for quite a few years but I never cook mine down I just bottle it fresh into hot bottles and then water bath it for 30 minutes. I haven’t had any trouble with my salsa or any one die but now I am concerned because every receipe I read cooks it down. What do you think
Next slice the Jalapeno Pepper in half and remove the seeds with a spoon. Finely chop and add to the bowl. Use caution when working with the jalapenos, and wash your hands with soap and water before proceeding.
(((Laurie))) Thank you for this recipe this morning! My guy must have his ESP tuned in because while at the store he asked me to make some salsa for the game and while I didn’t follow your recipe exactly I was happy to have had a fresher to remind me of what ingredients to pick up.
I tried this tonight. I made your recipe as written and then added several cups of peaches to the mix. My jalapenos were super spicy so I decided to add a bit of sugar (probably half a cup) to bring out a bit more of the sweetness of the peaches. It was very tasty! My understanding is that all these additions are safe since peaches are adding extra acid and the sugar is just for flavor since there is already plenty of vinegar.
When the salsa is done, you can just take the easy route and store it in the freezer. But if you have the time and the equipment, canning it works even better. It’s more work, for sure. But when you open up a jar on a cold, gray January day and that tomato aroma comes rolling out just like the smell of summertime, you’ll be so glad you made the effort.
Use a ladle to fill the hot jars with the hot salsa, leaving ¼ inch head space. Close the lids and place the jars in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Make sure the jars are fully submerged under water with several inches of water above them. Remove the jars and let them rest undisturbed for 24 hours before moving them.
we are a pint right while we were canning it and it tastes great but now that I realize I messed up and didn’t double up the tomatoes I am wondering if the PH will be bad and not safe to eat?? 715 571 6236 [email protected]
Awesome salsa recipe! I will be using this year after year to preserve the tomatoes from my garden. This time I made a double batch, but I will probably quadruple it next time as it is a lot of prep work. Thanks for this great addition to my recipe book!
Grab the lime. My sister once told me; if at the store, squeeze the lime (or lemon for that matter) and if they are soft (not mushy) then it should yield a good amount of juice. If you squeeze it and it’s hard as a rock, just put it back on the produce shelf and keep searching.
Because this particular salsa is made with fresh ingredients, it will last as long as you would expect cut fresh tomatoes to last. It’s best eaten right after you make it, chilled it should last about 5 days or so.
We have made a lot of salsa over the years and thought we would try this recipe as we do not like thin, watery salsa. Not only does this salsa have excellent consistency, but it has the best balance of super spicy salsa recipe flavors we have ever canned. We did add a tablespoon of brown sugar for a tad bit of flavor.
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