This recipe really looks delicious, but it is not acidic enough to process in a boiling water bath canner, even with the small amount of added vinegar. It is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods, which means using a pressure canner for non-acidic food like corn and beans. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_home.html for the current information, or visit the canning and food preservation forum on food.com. The salsa could be safely stored in the freezer, as an alternative.
Sorry to be a wet blanket, but this recipe is potentially a death sentence. This must be pressure canned to be safe and even there, you must carefully analyze the recipe to ensure that the beans will not swell too much in the jars to prevent adequate fluid movement in the jar to ensure even heating and allow it to reach a safe processing temperature. A water bath cannot reach 250 degrees. With beans being part of the recipe this would likely need to be pressure canned 90-100 minutes at 10lbs pressure. Botulism kills, folks and contrary to myth it may not bulge the lid, can be odorless and tasteless and kill you with the amount that you taste to check. Check out the USDA and other reputable sites that know what they are talking about. Its Russian roulette otherwise.
This is tasty salsa, but absolutely not safe for water bath canning. Nowhere near acidic enough, and with both beans and corn in it, there's no way to make it safe for water bath canning. This recipe absolutely requires pressure canning, and without clear, tested instructions I wouldn't even try that. But hey, if you want your friends and family to die of botulism, go right ahead and follow the directions as written.
This is so awesome! I didn't can nearly enough of it, but next year my garden will be planted with this recipe in mind. I'm hiding my stash so my adult children save some for later! Pints of this would be perfect in a Christmas gift basket.
My husband and I made this salsa last night and he loved it! Said it was a great addition to the "Wonderful Salsa" recipe we canned earlier. I used red onion, added some cilantro and couldn't find a cubanelle pepper so used an Anaheim pepper. EXcellent and so easy! Thanks for posting Goochie137!
I make this all the time and it's one of the Family Favorites. But, I'm sure to add cilantro. It just doesn't seem right to make this recipe without it and I use plenty of lime juice which gives it that "Mexican" taste.
Absoultely wonderful salsa! We had a variety of peppers of all different colors and heats. That is what we used. We ended up with 7 pints and some extra. We had to try the extra and it was delicious and looks wonderful,too! I can't wait to try it after the flavors have a chance to blend!
this recipe is awesome. Not too much black beans or corn. Just perfect. the taste is awesome. Has just enough kick to it. very, very good.
thanks for this recipe.
We loved this. Peeling and seeding the tomatoes was a pain but the end result was worth it. I had a couple of friends over and we did a double batch as our first adventure in canning! I bet we lost a pint of salsa with all the sampling straight out of the pot! I did add some fresh cilantro and since we were aiming for a medium salsa put in a cup of jalapeno peppers (seeded), a cup of banana peppers (seeded) with a habanero or three (seeded) minced in for good measure. After canning we still ended up with a mild salsa. Made another batch (single this time) with a cup of jalapeno (plus seeds), a cup of habanero (plus seeds) and a TBS of cayenne pepper. This gave us a good medium salsa. Yield for each batch was 8 pints plus for us.
I made this recipe this morning and it is absolutely delicious. It is a mild to medium salsa so you may want to add more jalapeno peppers if you like it hotter.