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World Famous Homemade Salsa

I hope you are all having a fabulous Saturday! I have a special treat and a fabulous blogger to introduce to you today. Marianne from Staying Grounded in Faith and Family is one of the sweetest ladies around, and she posts amazing recipes and DIY cleaning solutions that have me thinking I need to up my domestic rating a notch. Today, she is sharing her world-famous homemade salsa recipe.
Take it away, Marianne!
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Salsa... A Recipe People Will Pay You For!
No kidding!  In the past two months, my family has had more than one person, offer us money for a jar of our "famous" salsa!  Is it really famous?  I think it is!  It is fantastic!!!  So fantastic, that the entire reason my husband and I have a garden (other than asparagus and raspberries) is for the ingredients for salsa.  Last year we canned 96 jars and we ran out two weeks ago...sad day!  We give it as gifts, I cook with it and we eat it...A LOT!!!!

My mouth is watering as I type, because I have our first batch on the stove, and now I am going to share my family recipe with you...and you don't even have to pay me!  You.Are.Welcome.

Lets break it down.  It's Salsa time!  Feel free to dance a little while you make the salsa, it makes canning SO much more fun!

Start with:

8 cups chopped tomatoes (skinned first)...Need directions on skinning tomatoes?  No problem, let me know!  I have directions for that too!!

2 cups chopped white onion
2 whole green peppers, chopped

Some of the Necessary Veggies

Chopped Green Peppers

Eight Cups of Tomatoes

My Cry Baby...Cutting Onions

Tomatoes, Green Peppers, and Onions
Take these three ingredients and add them to your stock pot.  I typically peel and skin my tomatoes a day or two before I make the salsa, so some of the water comes off.  I prefer a thicker salsa.  This is your preference!

Next take:

8-16 jalapeƱo peppers, depending on "hotness" level
-we typically do 12 peppers and we mix them with yellow peppers, red cherry bombs, and jalapeƱos.  I cut them in half and take out most of the seeds.  Wear rubber gloves!!!

8 cloves garlic
2 small cans tomato paste
1 cup sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon alum
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons salt

Ready to Mix it Up
Process all of the above ingredients together until smooth.  We use a Ninja blender, but you can use a hand blender or a food processor too!

Add the blended mixture to your tomatoes/green peppers/onions. 


Stir.  Bring to a boil.  Stir.  Cover.  Simmer on low for 45 minutes.

While on simmer, be sure to have your jars in a hot water bath.  This step calls for a canner (not a pressure cooker) and we typically get seven pint jars out of each batch.  I also use wide mouth jars.

Add salsa mixture to jars and return to water bath.  


Set timer for 10 minutes and boil jars.  Remove from bath and wait for the pops!!!!

Hopefully there is some extra to snack on!




If you enjoy the sugar label you see or the salsa labels above, they can be found at my Etsy shop!
Check them out, we have many styles available!  

I would love to hear what you think of the salsa!  Seems like a lot of steps, but it is super easy!!!

I hope you love it as much as everyone else I know!!!!

Marianne


4 comments :

Noor said...

Yum yum , I love salsa.

Night Owl said...

i'm glad I read all that and got to the end b/c i was thinking that didnt look like parker LOL

hope you have a great weekend girlie. cant wait to hear from you.

KElizabeth said...

Yum! I've just started making my own salsa, but I only make little batches at a time and don't cook it. Thanks for sharing this delish recipe!

Kallie @ But First, Coffee

Miranda Pridgeon said...

I have been looking for a good salsa recipe. I am so making this!

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