Saturday, August 7, 2010

Too Many Tomatoes???

This is the time of year when tomatoes seem to runneth over.  Try this recipe for fresh or canned salsa, to put them to good use.

Wonderful Salsa

8 cups tomatoes, peeled and diced – may use three 28/29 oz. cans tomatoes, well drained, (diced if whole)
2 ½ cups diced onion
1 ½ cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup diced hot peppers (I used all banana peppers)
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. canning salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
29 oz. can of tomato puree
1 ½ cups tomato sauce

Mix everything together in large saucepan. Bring slowly to boil; boil gently for ten minutes (or less – be sure onions & peppers remain somewhat crisp).

NOTE: At this point you could cool, refrigerate & use without canning if desired.

Pour into hot jars, cap with hot rings & lids. Process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes.

Yield: 7 to 8 pints.

1 comment:

  1. Perfect timing to post the recipe. I've got everything to make it tomorrow after church. Thanx. You're the best, a friend that knows when and what a friend needs. Have fun. MISS YA!!!!