Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How to make salsa

 I gather some peppers, onions amd tomatoes from our garden.
 I dice up the onions.
 5 cups worth.
 I then clean out my peppers.
 Slice and dice them.
 5 cups worth.
 The tomatoes are put in a pot of water on the stove while I am chopping up the other ingredients.
 The tomatoes stay in the slow boiling water around 10 minutes.
 When you see the tomatoes starting to peel they are ready to be removed from the water.
 I then place the tomatoes into cool water.
 I peel them and dice them. 10 cups worth.
 I add the peppers and onions into my pot and mix them up.
 Then I add the tomatoes.
 Stir and mix well.
 I add 2 Tblsp. of cilantro.
 2 tsp. of salt.
 One fourth cup of sugar.
 You may add as many hot peppers as you like-we don't like ours very hot so I skip the hot peppers and just add a few teaspoons of hot sauce. :)
 I then add one and one fourth cup of apple cider vinegar.
 Stir well.
 I cook this for around 20 minutes.
 I then add the salsa to my jars. I don't use regular canning jars for this. I recycle old spagetti sauce jars, salsa jars, pickle jars etc.
 I place the jars upside down until they cool. I make sure they are sealed.
I let them set out overnight.  I then wipe the jars clean and place them into my pantry. I usually can around 50 jars.

God is so good :)


Drucilla's Stitches said...

Hi Misty, Thanks for the great SALSA recipe!!!! You make it look so easy!I may have to try this soon.
Great to visit your blog and see what you've been up to!!!

Jules said...

i agree you make that look easy!! hope D isnt giving your son too many hassles xx.