This salsa is made with the addition of vinegar, which makes it safe for home canning.
- 8 ounces jalapenos
- 8 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes, peeled
- 3 cups chopped, seeded Cubanelle, Anaheim or Sweet Banana Peppers
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup each of chopped sweet red and yellow peppers
- 6 cloves of garlic (recipe doesn't say - but likely minced)
- 1 can tomato paste
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Cut jalapenos in half -- um, wear gloves...stupid me discovered why this is a good idea the other day after nearly blinding myself...) -- discard ribs and seeds; chop finely to make 1 cup.
In a large, heavy nonreactive saucepan combine EVERYTHING EXCEPT cilantro and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring often for 1 hour or until thickened; place 1 TBSP of salsa on a plate and tilt the plate - the salsa should flow slowly in one stream; add cilantro and cook for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, fill boiling water bath canner about two-thirds full with hot water - bring to just below a boil and keep it hot. Wash and rinse canning jars and bands. A few minutes before filling the jars, bring a pot of water to a boil, boil new lids for 5 minutes, turn off heat and leave the lids in the water to use right away.
Using a funnel fill each jar with hot salsa, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace, cover with lids, screw on bands firmly without forcing.
Place jars on a rack set on edge of canner, lower filled rack into the water, pour in enough simmering water to cover jars by 1 - 2 inches; cover canner and bring to a full rolling boil; boil for 20 minutes; turn off heat.
Lift out rack; set on edge of canner; using jar lifter, transfer the jars to a towel-lined surface and let cool completely. Check for seal, they are sealed properly if the lids are turned down; store in a cool, dark, dry place and refrigerate after opening Yields 12 small jam-sized (8-ounce) jars and one pint-sized (16-ounce)
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Canned recipes must have a certain amount of acid, so if you plan to alter a recipe, please check out the USDA canning safety guidelines:
Foodsafety.gov: Home Canning Safety
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|