DIY Salsa

6:10 AM

I am quickly becoming a preserviphile. Anything in a jar brings a smile to my face. So it won't surprise you that:

We made salsa!

May I share how?

We began by chopping 6 medium onions, 5 cloves of garlic, 3 green bell peppers and 5 jalapenos.

Then we easily removed the skins of 40 roma tomatoes by freezing them for a day then dipping them in hot water. The skins come right off. We quartered the tomatoes.

To a saute pan we added everything but the tomatoes. We sweated the vegetables, then added the tomatoes.

In a separate pan we boiled 2 cups of white vinegar, 1 cup of sugar and 3 Tbsp pickling spice. Then added this to the vegetables, simmering for 2 hours. Then we removed from the heat and added 2 cans of tomato paste.

We added to sanitized jars leaving 1/4" head room, wiping down the rims, and processing with new lids and rings for 15 minutes.

Please note: if you, hilariously, add ten raw jalapenos, including seeds, to one jar as a prank for your husband's band practice, the boys will in fact think this is awesome.

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