Wednesday, August 25, 2010


One of our favorite things to make each year is Salsa. Araya will eat store bought if that is all there is but let me tell you she loves the homemade.

Here is our recipes and I am including the changes we make when we make it up.
20 cups tomatoes, peeled, chopped and drained (we don't drain them and I use closer to 25 cups when I make it)
4 large green peppers, chopped
3-4 Banana peppers, chopped (you can use whatever sweet peppers you have, our last batch was not banana and its great. Also I use closer to 5 to 6 in ours)
1/2 cup Jalapeno peppers, remove seeds and chop fine (if you like it hot leave the seeds in)
2-4 large onions, chopped (I normally do 4-5)
1 cup vinegar
4 Tablespoons canning salt
4-6 teaspoons crushed red pepper (we prefer to use fresh red peppers, either chili's or something equivalent)
2 teaspoons garlic salt
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
3-4 cans tomato paste

A note here, if you like hot salsa as my dad does, he is known for adding a Habanero pepper to his batch. Just remember that a little goes a long way in the world of hot peppers

Combine all ingredients, simmer to cook down about 30-40 minutes. Pour into jars and seal. Process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes

Makes approx 14-16 pints or 6 quarts.

I hope you enjoy this. It is a very good anyone can eat salsa when made by the recipe.


  1. Great Post! Have you linked up to the Canning Linky Party? Here's the link
    We are having a contest for the best post. The prize is a great cookbook!

  2. Mmm, looks good. We love salsa!!

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to our party. Jen and I are canning up a storm. Hope you signed up for the great give-a-ways we have on her site.