By WJKing on August 08, 2005
Photo by kristyc3
Photo by kristyc3
"This amazing salsa recipe is a family favorite, shared by my sister-in-law Rosanna. Great for those summer-fresh veggies! Wear gloves to avoid 'burns' from chopping peppers! ENJOY! Fabulous to add in some fresh cilantro and oregano also!"
Serving Size: 1 (3525 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Love this recipe! I canned some last year and saved the recipe. Making some right now in fact! My husband said that this salsa has ruined him for all other salsa's! He's not a picky eater but he knows what he likes and he loves this! So good. I think the cumin and chili powder add a lot! I didn't use clear jell b/c I didn't have any but I did like the other reviewer and just simmer the tomotoes longer and it thickened right up. Love this recipe...thank you!!!!"
"First, many thanks to the submitter of this recipe. Made it yesterday with farm-fresh Better Boy tomatoes and assorted hot peppers, and it lives up to its name. A few minor alterations (no Clear Jel used, also used a combo of lemon and key lime juice instead of vinegar, some fresh cilantro added), and it rocks! It made only 8 pints rather than 10, so maybe I made it thicker or seived it longer? I look forward to making this again and again."
"I love this salsa...and so does everyone else who has tried it. I have been canning salsa for quite a few years but never found a recipe that was "IT". Well....this one is "IT"! I have disregarded all of the other recipes I have and canned this recipe exclusively this year. (about 90 pints!) I use just the regular tomatoes since I don't grow the roma's and I don't use the clear gel. For a little more kick (since my hubby likes his salsa a little hotter) I will make a batch with a few more jalapeno's or serrano's added in. (or maybe a habanero or two) Since I don't like the veggies to be mushy, I don't cook this too long....Maybe simmer 5 or 10 minutes only before putting it in the jars. If you like your salsa with less liquid, you can take out some of the juice before canning (don't waste the juice...can it up too!). The best way to do this, I have found, is to push a strainer a ways down into the pot of salsa. That way, only the juice comes through the strainer and the veggies stay under it. Then you can just use a cup to scoop out the extra juice. Thank you so much for this recipe....I can finally stop looking for the best one."
"Wear plastic or rubber gloves and do not touch your face while handling or cutting hot peppers. If you do not wear gloves, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face or eyes. Processing directions from the NCHFP: Peel and prepare jalapenos. Wash tomatoes and dip in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until skins split. Dip in cold water, slip off skins, and remove cores. Coarsely chop tomatoes and combine chopped peppers, onions, and remaining ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat to boil, and simmer 10 minutes. Fill hot, sterilized jars; wipe rims and place lids. Screw on bands finger tight. Process pint jars in boiling water bath for 15 minutes at 1000 feet elevation; 20 minutes at 1001 - 6000 feet elevation; 25 minutes at higher elevations."
"This salsa recipe is DELISH! I love it! I tweaked it just a bit, i added a healthy dose of cilantro because we love cilantro in our family. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, it is great. I really cannot say enough good about it."
"This salsa is the bomb! I did tweak it just a little. I cooked the tomatoes down (about 7 lbs.) a bit by themselves and drained off the water a couple times. I omitted the tomato sauce and added 12 0z. of tomato paste. I did not use the sure jell. I added a healthy dose of chipotle chili powder because that is my favorite spice :) I also hit it a couple times with my immersion blender because I don't like a super chunky salsa.<br/><br/>I only got 5 pints probably because I poured off so much water but I have a thick yummy sauce and based on the preliminary feedback, it will be gone quickly!"
"Delicious! So tasty! Thank you for this recipe!"
"Oh my gosh, this is the best recipe for canned salsa. I used regular tomatoes and jalapenos from my garden, I couldn't find the clear jel so I added 6 oz. of tomato paste, brought it to the right consistency. Thanks WJKing, this is going to be my go to recipe for salsa!"
"Looking for a new salsa recipe? This one is it!!! Yummy, perfect spices for the mild eaters. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks a bunch...(of tomatoes that is)"
"So I created a Food.com just to rate your recipe. :) Despite the drought, our tomatoes are growing like crazy this year, along with our peppers. This is also the year I decided to learn how to can, so I did a google search for salsa recipes for canning and yours looked like the best.
I substituted red wine vinegar for the regular vinegar (because I love it), as well as added in more garlic (again, loves), and it was wonderful. Jucier because we have "regular" garden tomatoes, but I love it. Also, didn't have the thickening agent, but cooked it down an extra 15 minutes and it worked just fine.
Thanks for the awesome recipe - it will definitely be a fav for years to come! :)"
"I'm new to canning this year. Had a bounty of romas from my garden and wanted to make salsa. There are alot of choices out there,i decided on this recipe. Wow is all i can say. we ate 2 pints the first day. We couldnt stop eating it. So wonderful. Thanks for sharing.This is my go to recipe for making salsa. This recipe rocks!"
"This salsa is a huge hit with family and friends! I made one batch, and ran out so quickly I had to make more. What a great way to put up the amazing abundance of this year's garden!"
"My boys are salsa critics and this one passed the test with flying colors. I did tweak it a little. I substituted 6 oz of tomato paste for the Clear Jel (I used regular tomatoes so I had more juice), added a Tablespoon of sugar, misread Tbsp for tsp and put in 1 Tablespoon of cumin, and I added LOTS of cilantro. It turned out very flavorful. (I only put 2 T of salt too). (I had a few haberno chile's canned from the previous year and chopped up 3 which added lots of heat!!! Yummy."
"After trying this out, WoW, worth the time and effort to do this. We did not use the clear jel, but just boiled the Salsa for a couple of hours to thicken it up. Great taste, can't wait to make more!"
"Voted the 'BEST SALSA RECIPE of 2006'. Really. Out of the two or three new recipes I tried this year and my back up recipes that I've made in the pass, this one is far the best. I peeled and seeded my tomatoes because my children are spoiled ;-) and ended up using 16 cups of tomatoes. Red wine vinegar was my choice of vinegar to use. I got 8 pints of salsa when it was all over. This was also the first time I used Clear Jel. I ordered some and it came in the mail 2 weeks ago. So I was happy I could use it in this recipe before my garden tomatoes were all gone. One thing I did learn about the Clear Jel is that you want to add it at the very end for your cooking time. As it makes it so very nice and thick and you could scorch your batch of salsa if not VERY CAREFUL! WJKing thank you so VERY much for sharing this recipe, I do believe will never use another recipe again but yours!"
"This is a SUPER EASY salsa to make. It has WONDERFUL FLAVOR!!!"
"Winner!!! This was my first attempt at canning salsa- we're normally a "fresca" family, but this recipe...oh boy, is it good! I made a couple of adjustments- like others, I didn't use the Clear Gel, and subbed out a small can of tomato paste for the sauce. Also used more (and mixed) chili peppers, and more garlic, plus added 3 bunches cilantro, at the end of the cooking time. I didn't measure the tomatoes until I'd already seeded/squeezed 'em, so it made a nice, thick sauce. I pressure-canned these at 15 lbs. for 20 minutes, with Tattler lids, so we'll see if the seals work, but the extra jar of it that I couldn't fit in the canner is now open, and mostly GONE. :) The flavor is just...WOW. This is going to be a yearly thing, from now on! Thanks, WJKing, this recipe ROCKS!!!! :D"
"I have never written a review before this moment but feel compelled to do so because this is a wonderful recipe. We love it. I adapted it as follows:<br/>I cooked my tomatoes with some snipped up dried tomatoes to thicken them then added the veggies. I used 1/4 c. lime juice and 1/4 c. tomato vinegar. Added some fresh basil and parsley. The consistency and flavor is just terrific. I am so pleased."
"Very good salsa! I made this using up what we had in our garden and it turned out perfect. I used a bit more jalapenos then called for and it was just right for us. thank you for sharing your recipe with us, we loved it."