Thursday, September 10, 2009

We've Got Salsa!!

Last year we made so much salsa. I was sure we would have a couple of years worth. SILLY ME!! Between giving it away, sending it with Aisling to school and our own use, we ran out about 2 months ago. So I've been anxiously watching our tomatoes. Unfortunately, the tomatoes haven't been cooperating and have been ripening really slow!! Finally last weekend by adding our tomatoes to our good friend Annette's tomatoes we had enough for 2 batches. We got 19 pints. YAHOO!!
SALSA (recipe from Cyndie M.)
1 gallon tomatoes peeled & coarsely chopped
4 large green bell peppers (seeded & chopped)
4 large white onions (chopped)
5-6 jalapeno peppers (seeded & chopped)
6 yellow banana peppers (seeded & chopped)
1 large molé pepper (this is Laurence's addition that we like, but they're hard to find)
1/4 C. salt
1/2 C. vinegar
1 T crushed ground red pepper

Place tomatoes in a large pot (I use a 12 quart stainless steel pot)
Cook. As water rises to the top, spoon it off.
Add peppers, onions, salt, vinegar, and crushed pepper. Cook until really thick.

Bottle as usual.

Process in a hot water bath for 7 minutes.
Makes about 8 pints.
You can alter the "spiciness" by adding more peppers as desired.

Although Laurence had his surgery he was able to take care of the peppers and onions. He is a great trooper!!


  1. YIKES!! No thanks Tracy, it is 1/4 C. I will change it right now!

  2. The way I had it written Tracy, the title should be We've Got SALT!!! thanks

  3. Looks yummy!! I've been canning salsa too! Maybe I'll try your recipe...I wasn't sure I had enough salt, thanks for correcting it!! Ha ha!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I guess that's as close as I'm gonna get to a jar made by you@ :) Unfortunately, I'll have to wait until next year to get tomatoes...drats!! Sure glad to see Tracy catch the salt ratio...wooie! That would have been seriously salty salsa!!!


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