Monday, August 20, 2007

Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe

My garden is overflowing with tomatoes, peppers and jalapenos. We canned over 24 pints of fresh salsa this weekend. That's A LOT of salsa! My Mom and I have tweaked this recipe for years. It tastes awesome; it's thick with a tint of a kick and a little sweetness on the side.

Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe
(1 batch = 4 pints)
5 cups peeled and chopped tomatoes
2 large onions chopped
6 oz. tomato paste
2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp sugar
2 jalapenos cut up very fine
1 green or red pepper chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Mix all ingredients well. Put in a large kettle and bring to a slow boil. Turn heat down to lowest setting and simmer uncovered for 2 hours until desired consistency. Can it or freeze it from there.

And if you still have tomatoes left over, here are some other excellent tomato recipes.

It works for us.