Peppy Choose the Heat!

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is the salsa recipe I have been using for years. Simple and versatile because you can choose how hot you want to make it. It was given to me by a dear friend, but I think it is originally a Jean Pare recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! We will never buy salsa may not either.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot mix all ingredients well and simmer for one and a half hours.
  2. Stir occasionally and reduce to consistency of your liking.
  3. Place in sterilized jars.
  4. Wipe the rim of the jars with a very clean damp cloth.
  5. Put heated lids and rings on the jars and seal in water bath for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Yield is a wild guess, depending on jar size.


Most Helpful

This is AWESOME! Thank you for this recipe! I don't care for salsas that don't cook the veggies a little first, so this one is good. I used 3 VERY hot jalapenos so it packs quite a punch, but I balanced that by adding a little bit of pineapple bits and juice. I think this is now my favorite salsa in the world! It made one large jar. THANK YOU!!!!

ramsey_penegar July 29, 2008

Terrific! Cant beleive a non-Texan made this recipe! lol Really good- I did add a handful of chopped cilantro to it cuz that is how we do it in TX! Thanx for a great recipe sarahsmomi!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) September 21, 2005

It is very good recipe. I do add black beans and frozen corn.

Devin71 September 11, 2009

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