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Wonderful Salsa
June 20, 2009
7:40 pm
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Wonderful Salsa

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 

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 10 minutes.

Yield: 7 to 8 pints.

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.

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July 22, 2009
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I have not made this yet  but wonder about it's shelf life given the recent discussion about canning tomatoes in a waterbath etc.  Are the canned tomatoes a difference here?

July 22, 2009
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Looks like enough vinegar to up the ante significantly on acid level.  Would expect that is it's entire purpose...

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