Fresh Salsa
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


  1. 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.
  2. Chop and seed the tomatoes and put in a strainer while the rest of the ingredients are being prepared.
  3. Chop the rest of the ingredients and put into a big pot along with the tomatoes.
  4. Bring it all to a boil and boil it for 5 mins.
  5. 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.
  6. Allow the jars to cool and listen for them to pop. When you hear them pop that means the jar has sealed.
  7. This recipe makes approximately 9 pints.