Can Your Own Salsa For This Winter
Anyways, I decided to can some salsa again this year and didn't have any peppers so was on my way to a vegetable stand we have in our area to purchase some. On the way I saw a different neighbor down the road who happened to be outside. He has a huge garden with lots of vegetables and beautiful flowers. I stopped and said hello and told him I was going to buy some peppers for making salsa. Well, he immediately grabbed me by the arm and said to come look at his garden. He had tons of jalapeno and banana peppers which were just what I needed.
He went to get a couple of plastic bags and told me pick some peppers. He picked about a bag full and I picked close to a bag full also. That was just what I needed to make my salsa and was all set. I had onions and just had to purchase some bell peppers.
To make a long story short, I ended up with 10 pints of salsa which turned out great!
Here's the recipe if you would like to try it sometime:
SALSA (This makes about 4 or 5 jars) I doubled the recipe and added a few more peppers. It really is your preference and you can add or switch whatever you desire.
14 Medium Tomatoes
4 Hot Banana Peppers
1 Green Pepper
6 Jalapeno Peppers (or 2-3 Jalapeno and 2-3 Chili Peppers)
2-3 Medium Onions
Clove of Garlic (Optional)
Pint Jars, Lids & Rings
Blanch tomatoes in scalding water and peel. Then cut in quaters. Cut rest of vegetables in small pieces using a chopper if you have one. Or you can cut small pieces by hand like I did. (Make sure to wear plastic gloves or you'll burn your hands). And don't touch your face or that will burn too! Those peppers really made my sinuses clear up!