Monday, July 18, 2011

Canned Salsa

This is a recipe I requested from my good friend Julie. I am going to make some this summer because with the weather the way it has been for the last 2 years I will never get enough tomatoes from our garden to make salsa. I figure why not make it easy with tomatoes already processed. Thanks Julie!

1 #10 can diced tomatoes

1/2 #10 can crushed tomatoes

1/8 #10 can tomato paste

2 onions, diced

2-4 cans green chilies

2 green peppers-diced

3 heaping tbsp minced garlic

1 bunch cilantro-chopped

jalapenos to taste (I usually use 3-4 per batch) minced

1/4 c lemon juice or vinegar

1 tbsp pepper

1 1/2 tbsp sea salt

1 1/2 tsp cumin

To spread the jalapeno around, I usually take about 1 cup of crushed tomatoes and the jalapenos and blend them all together in the blender, then pour into the rest of the salsa. That way no one gets a big chunk of jalapeno in their bite of salsa

Bottle in pints or quarts, process for 20 minutes.