A few years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase gobs of fresh tomatoes straight from the farm for an insanely good price. I came home with all of those tomatoes and canned jar after jar of goodies from them. One of the things I made from those tomatoes was homemade salsa.
There was something wrong though. You see, the jars would vanish, one after another from the pantry. Needless to say it was very popular stuff.
After you make this salsa, you may need to invest in a safe. If not, yours may up and vanish too!
- 10 cups tomatoes (about 6 lbs) - chopped, seeded, peeled and cored
- 5 cups diced green bell pepper
- ½ c minced jalapeno pepper (seeded)
- 5 cups diced red onion
- 1¼ c apple cider vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tb minced cilantro
- 3 tsp salt
- 2 habanero peppers, seeded and minced (optional)
- To begin, combine all of the ingredients in a large pot. Stir it all together.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Let this cook for 10 minutes.
- Ladle the hot salsa into hot, sterile jars. Leave ¼ inch of head space between the top of the salsa and the top of the jar.
- Place the lid and ring onto the jar. Repeat with the remaining salsa.
- Process the jars in a hot water bath - boiling for 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove the jars from the water and allow them to cool in a draft-free location. After 24 hours, remove the rings.
- Remember - never stack jars that are filled with preserves!
- Enjoy this salsa with chips, nachos or any way you wish.
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