All day Friday while the Hubs was working & K was at school, I was coring tomatoes,seeded, peeling, and slicing tomatoes so I could attempt to perfect my salsa recipe, because let’s face it folks, I cannot believe I was able to get this batch of tomatoes but my maternal Grandma & Papa still had tomatoes growing, can y’all believe it? Anyways, I will write a post later this week about my Papa & show you a few photos of his garden this year.
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!
– various tomatoes (I used garden tomatoes & cherry tomatoes this time)- seeded, peeled, cored, stemmed out, and diced.
-1 vidalda onion- sliced
-2 jalapeño peppers- diced
-2 banana peppers- diced
-2 cayenne peppers- diced
-4 cloves garlic- minced
-2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
-1/2 cup red wine vinegar
-6 tbsp. lime juice
-11 drops Texas Pete hot sauce
-2 tsp. crushed red pepper
-1 tsp. pepper
-4 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients in 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 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 did revise the original blog post recipe a lot & spice it up for my family (mainly the hubs & the country boys that hang out here on the farm, because, I don’t know about other country boys but these Southeast country boys like it spicy when it comes to salsa.
If third time isn’t a charm (believe me, y’all will know), I believe we may try to make it again next season (or buy from the big box grocery store:() but this year it has good flavor it’s not thick enough. If you will notice, I stopped blending & processing all together, flavor is awesome, but, thickness isn’t therev but, this time it may be, too bad, it is a smaller pot…
Until next time, happy canning, y’all.
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