Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a great recipe for any chili base. It is Hot. As it should be ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium stainless steel bowl combine dried chili peppers with enough boiling water to cover.
  2. Weigh chilies down with another bowl to ensure they remain submerged.
  3. Soak for 20 minutes.
  4. Drain off half the water, remove any stems if needed and transfer to a blender.
  5. Puree until smooth.
  6. Prepare water bath canner, jars and lids/rings.
  7. In a large stainless steel saucepan combine puree with remaining ingredients.
  8. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  9. Reduce to medium and continue to boil gently, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.
  10. Ladle hot salsa into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  11. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim, center lid, screw band down until fingertip-tight.
  12. Repeat with remaining jars.
  13. Place jars in canner-cover with lid.
  14. Bring to a boil and process jars for 15 minutes.
  15. Turn off heat, remove canner lid and let jars sit in canner for an additional 5 minutes.
  16. Remove jars, cool and store.
  17. Should make 6 to 7 pints.