Friday, August 10, 2012

Homemade Summer Salsa

Mindy's Summer Salsa
1/2 bushel tomatoes, peeled and quartered 
(about 30#, I like to use a variety of toms for a better tasting salsa, Cherokee Purples, Big Boy, Romas, Early Girls, etc)
2 red peppers
2 green peppers
6-8 anaheim peppers
 4-6 jalapenos (or less if you would like it mild)
2 med onions (I mix 1 yellow and 1 red)
6 cloves of garlic.
Grind all of the veggies in the food processor and add to tomatoes. 
1/2 to 3/4 cup salt
1 T oregano
4 T cumin
 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 (12oz) cans tomato paste.
Simmer 3 to 4 hours (to the consistency of your liking) some yummy add ins..... I always use.. 4-5 tomatillos, lime juice (about 1/4 cup) and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro. 
I'll have to write a separate post on how to actually can this - it's fairly time consuming but well worth the work involved!


  1. I have never heard of simmering the salsa after mixing it, but I think that might be what I have been missing in my attempts. Thanks!

  2. How long do you process?

  3. I process in a boiling water bath for 25 minutes.