Fresh Salsa
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4.43 from 7 votes

Fresh Homemade Canned Salsa

Course Condiment
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Author Cooks with Cocktails


  • 5 lbs tomatoes
  • 3 mild green chilis
  • 2 - 6 hot chilies (add these last)
  • 4 cups onions
  • 8 cups green and red peppers , chopped
  • 1 head diced garlic
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 bunch cilantro , finely chopped


  • Start by taking the skins off the tomatoes. Take a big pot of water and bring it to a boil. Add a few tomatoes at at time and boil for 1 mins and remove. Dunk them into a cold water bath. The skins will peel off easy.
  • Chop and seed the tomatoes and put in a strainer while the rest of the ingredients are being prepared.
  • Chop the rest of the ingredients and put into a big pot along with the tomatoes.
  • Bring it all to a boil and boil it for 5 mins.
  • Put the salsa into sterilized jars, then put all the jars into the big pot of water and process (boil) for 15 mins and remove from the pot.
  • Allow the jars to cool and listen for them to pop. When you hear them pop that means the jar has sealed.
  • This recipe makes approximately 9 pints.