We have been doing a lot of canning as of late and we love it. We have made for years Homemade Canned Tomato Salsa. We came up with our own recipe to show you, one that I think you will love!
Nothing like a homemade product as opposed to store-bought. We started adding in our favorite parts of other recipes and coming up with something we can now call our own. Also, try some of our other tomato recipes like Homemade Tomato Juice, Tomato Jam, or Canned Pomodoro Sauce.
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So today I am sharing with you our recipe. This is how we like it and the heat we like but that can all be adjusted to your preferences too.
Just be careful, we have done some mighty powerful stuff over the years that we have regretted.
In my opinion there is nothing as wonderful as farmer’s market tomatoes in the summer. Here is Ken working with skinned tomatoes chopping them up for the salsa.
Fast forward to 2019 and we are making a batch up again. This year with Ken’s own cayenne peppers that he grew. We truly love canning!!
We go to the farmers market a few times at this time of year getting the best produce we can find for our canning.
Plus, we grow some of our own tomatoes on the balcony and use them too. All the ingredients though are farm fresh making the best salsa you will ever have!!
I like a salsa that is between mild and medium so that the other ingredients of dishes can still stand out.
You can always add heat to your dish that you are serving. For example jalapenos on nachos to gain that extra heat you may desire.
We also now have a new post for How to Remove a Tomato Skin to help you with that task.
There are a variety of ways you can spice up your salsa. There are loads of hot peppers on the market, dried or fresh but some really hold a punch of heat.
We have used habanero peppers with success but for this salsa today we used red hot peppers, that are similar in appearance to jalapenos and also jalapenos but leaving some seeds in.
Also purchased from the market were Red Thai peppers and we added those in also. We have used these before for pickles to give them extra heat.
Simple Easy Homemade Canned Tomatoes
Also for Simple Easy Homemade Canned Tomatoes we have the best recipe and make them almost every year.
I love using my own tomatoes throughout the winter, they add so much more to my dishes!
I use my fresh basil and oregano that I have grown in the summer and add it to my tomatoes for some extra flavor. They are always a hit!!
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Homemade Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe
- 14 cups peeled Roma tomatoes
- 3 cups onions, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 2 red hot pepper, chopped and seeded
- 4 jalapeno peppers, chopped and two with seeds and two without
- 2 Thai chili peppers, chopped, one with seeds and one without
- 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 4 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. pickling salt
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 3/4 cups cider vinegar
- In a large pot add the tomatoes, onions, peppers, hot peppers, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin and vinegar. Stir often and bring up to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and boil gently for about an hour, continuing to stir occasionally. Sauce should be reduce by half and somewhat thickened. Adjust taste with salt if needed.
- Add lids to hot water for 5 min.Pour into sterilized jars and remove air pockets, and fill to 1/2". Wipe rims and seal with lids and apply rims to fingertip tight. Process jars in a water bath. Cover the jars with at least 1-inch of water. Bring to a rolling boil and process for 20 minutes (25 minutes for altitudes 1000 to 3000 ft, 30 minutes for 3,001 to 6,000 ft, 35 minutes for 6,001 to 8,000 and 40 min. for 8,001 to 10,000 ft ). Then turn off heat and let the jars sit in the hot water for 5 minutes.
- Remove the jars to a tea towelled lined counter and let cool. You should hear a popping noise when they seal. If any don't seal, place in the fridge and use within a week.
- Canned salsa should be used within the year.
As a rough guide, I have found that 10 pounds of Roma tomatoes gives me about 12 cups, depending upon the size of the tomatoes.
If you would like your salsa a bit thicker add 2 Tbsp of tomato paste towards the end of cooking. If you want it spicier add a tsp of red pepper flakes.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 42 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.