1st shot at Salsa!



Today well this afternoon, the entire afternoon, I slaved away in my kitchen coring tomatoes,seeded, peeling, and slicing about 4lbs of tomatoes so I could attempt my first shot at canning 4 pints of homemade salsa however, after 4lbs of tomatoes I only had enough for 3 & 1/2 pints of salsa, we know for next time right.

I have to give credit to the blog post where I based my recipe from and here’s the original blog post http://bryantfamilynews.blogspot.com/2009/06/homemade-salsa.html.

I did however spice things up a bit and you will see that as I am going to lay my recipe out below as well. Happy cooking & canning! BTW if you do not own a pressure cooker I would die without mine, it’s one of those things I watched my Momma do and so I asked my grandparents for when I got married, they said are you sure that’s really what you want as a wedding gift, I said oh yeah, I really need that pressure cooker…look…OK sorry for the tangent, on to the recipe!

-7 cups (about 5lbs.) tomatoes- seeded, peeled, cored, stemmed out, and diced. Run tomatoes through food processor or blender until you reach consistency you would like.
-6 green onions- sliced
-2 jalapeΓ±o peppers- diced
-4 cloves garlic- minced
-2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
-3 tsp. salt
-1/2 cup red wine vinegar
-4 tbsp. lime juice
-6 drops Texas Pete hot sauce
-1 tsp. cayenne pepper
-1 tsp. crushed red pepper
-2 small green red peppers
-1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender to get good blend of all ingredients, but, don’t over blend and loose thickness. Transfer to large saucepan and bring to boil. Once salsa is at a boil turn heat down & simmer for 15 minutes. If you are planning to can the salsa you would then carefully ladle salsa into (4) pint size jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace. Wipe jars clean of any salsa & put lids on. Place in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

I didn’t have enough tomatoes today to follow suit but I did revise the recipe a tad & spice it up for my family (mainly the hubs & the country boys that hang out here on the farm).

Happy canning, y’all! Talk to you guys soon!


About Amber Day Hicks

I am a wife and momma, sweet tea drinking, southern woman. I am very opinionated and do speak my mind and sometimes I am wrong but don't tell the hubs, lol. I will always be Daddy's little girl even though he passed away at age 46 from melanoma stage 4 skin cancer. My momma is the strongest woman I know and she loves me no matter what. I am blessed to be surrounded by a great variety of people from different walks of my life but they are always there for me. My baby girl is just like me. Fireball in the making.... lol. Not all who wander are lost....

8 responses »

    • Thank you! We’ve been canning since we got our pressure cooker, well actually, before that, we borrowed my sweet grandparents! πŸ™‚ 4 quarts, 12 pints of green beans from our garden this season already canned!

  1. Funny because I just tried homemade salsa today and it was SUCH a difference! So fresh and with a great kick. We have an obscene amount of tomatoes in our garden right now so my husband is getting into canning. I’m sending this to him!

  2. I am a terrible cook so I’ve never attempted anything like this, but I know it must be FABULOUS!!! I wish I could just have a jar without having to do it myself…pretty please?!! πŸ˜€ –Lisa

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