Canned Tomato Salsa
7 quarts Roma paste tomatoes, peeled, cored, and chopped
4 cups mild peppers (green or red bell, Anaheim, Ancho, College, Colorado,
Hungarian Yellow Wax, long green chiles), seeded and chopped
5 cups onion, chopped
1/2 cup hot peppers (Jalapeno, Serrano, Cayenne, Habanero, Tabasco),
seeded and finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups bottled lemon juice
2 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp ground cumin (optional)
3 Tbsp oregano leaves (optional)
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro (optional)
Combine all ingredients except cumin, oregano, and cilantro in a
large pot and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce
heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add spices and simmer for another 20
minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Ladle
hot into pint jars, leaving 1/2- inch headspace. Adjust lids and
process in a boiling water
canner: 15 minutes at 0-1000 feet altitude; 20 minutes at 1001-6000
feet; 25 minutes above 6000 feet.
Yield: 13 pints
Notes: Do not increase the total amount of peppers in the recipe.
However, you may substitute one type of pepper for another. Canned
chiles may be used in place of fresh. Spices may be altered to
taste. Do not thicken with flour or cornstarch before canning.
After you open the jar to use, you may thicken with cornstarch.