Best The Best Canning Salsa Recipes

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Turn your windfall of tomatoes into salsa! We'll teach you everything about canning salsa, plus share our family favorite zesty salsa recipe for canning.

Provided by Cassie Johnston

Categories     Canning + Preserving

Time 1h30m

Number Of Ingredients 9

10 cups chopped cored peeled tomatoes (about 25 medium)
5 cups chopped seeded green bell peppers (about 4 large)
5 cups chopped onions (about 6 to 8 medium)
2-1/2 cups chopped seeded chili peppers, such as hot banana, Hungarian wax, serrano or jalapeƱo (about 13 medium)
1-1/4 cups cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp hot pepper sauce, optional


  • Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands
  • Combine tomatoes, green peppers, onions, chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, cilantro, salt and hot pepper sauce, if using, in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  • Process both pint and half pint jars for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 15 calories, Carbohydrate 3 grams carbohydrates, Cholesterol 0 milligrams cholesterol, Fat 0 grams fat, Fiber 1 grams fiber, Protein 0 grams protein, SaturatedFat 0 grams saturated fat, ServingSize 2 tablespoons, Sodium 76 milligrams sodium, Sugar 2 grams sugar, TransFat 0 grams trans fat, UnsaturatedFat 0 grams unsaturated fat


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Provided by Mel

Categories     Appetizers

Time 1h40m

Number Of Ingredients 13

10 cups peeled, chopped and drained tomatoes (see note)
3 cups chopped onion
1 3/4 cups chopped green bell pepper
5 jalapeƱos, finely chopped, membranes and seeds removed (leave in for extra spice)
7 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons canning or pickling salt (see note)
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup sugar (optional, depending on sweetness of tomatoes)
1 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar (see note)
16 ounces tomato sauce (NOT optional - necessary for safe canning/proper pH)
12 ounces tomato paste (optional if you want a thicker salsa)


  • Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Fill sterilized pint-size canning jars within 1/2-inch of the top. Wipe the rim of the jar clean and seal with a lid and ring.
  • Process in a water or steam bath canner for 15 minutes (add 5 minutes if you live at 1,001 to 3,000 feet; add 10 minutes for 3,001 to 6,000 feet; add 15 minutes for 6,001 feet to 8,000 feet).
  • Remove the jars carefully from the water or steam bath and let cool to room temperature. Check to make sure the jars have sealed correctly (lightly press the top of the lid; it should be firm - if the center bubbles up and down when you press on it, it hasn't sealed correctly and will need to be refrigerated or re-processed).


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I received this recipe from a friend and have been making it for years. I think it has the best flavors with the cumin seed and cilantro. Increase the amount of peppers to increase the heat.

Provided by cleash

Categories     Sauces

Time 2h30m

Yield 12 pints

Number Of Ingredients 13

16 cups tomatoes, peeled and quartered
6 cups onions, chopped
2 cups jalapenos, chopped
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup sugar
2 cups red chili peppers, chopped (optional for hot salsa)
1/2 cup pickling salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
2 (15 ounce) cans tomato paste
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped


  • Blend all ingredients except cilantro and cook for 2 hours, uncovered.
  • Sterilize canning jars.
  • Put the salsa in the jars and evenly distribute the cilantro on top of the jars. I also put 1 tablespoon of lime juice in each jar.
  • Water bath the jars for 15 minutes.

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