Garden to Table Canned Salsa

We have Salsa on our table most of the time, it is really a staple in most Texas homes.  Of course Salsa is one of those personal taste foods of spicy flavors.  We have family members who want to feel the burn for a week and those who want to keep it mild, I try to get the recipe somewhere in the middle of all of that.

Canned Salsa

Garden to Table Canned Salsa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Garden to Table
Canned Salsa
Miz Helen's Kitchen
18 pints
30 to 35 medium size ripe tomatoes peeled and chopped
2 large green bell peppers, fine chop
2 large red bell peppers,fine chop
5 medium yellow banana peppers, fine chop
1 1/2 to 2 cups jalapenos, fine chop
10 cups chopped onions, fine chop
10 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
2 cups vinegar
8 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 large cans tomato paste
Drop washed tomatoes into boiling water for 1 minute, remove and drop into ice cold water and skin the tomatoes, the skin should come right off if your hot water was boiling for 1 minute and the cold water has ice cubes in it
Cut the tomatoes over a very larger bowl to preserve all the wonderful juice
In a food processor chop the bell peppers, jalapenos, garlic, and onions
Pour the tomatoes and all the chopped peppers, jalapenos, garlic and onions in a very large stock pot
Add cumin, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper to the tomato mixture and mix well
Add the tomato paste and mix well
Slowly bring the mix to a rolling boil stirring so the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan
Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot, cook for 1 hour
Pack the Salsa mixture into hot sterile jars and seal the jars with clean lids and screw tops
Place the jars in a hot water bath canning pan, cover the jars with hot water
Bring the hot water bath to a rolling boil cover and continue to boil for 20 minutes
Turn off the heat and let the hot water return to room temperature then remove the jars to a storage area where the jars can sit undisturbed for at least 24 hours. 
Allow to sit for 2 weeks before opening
Store in a cool dry place
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We Have Had A Wonderful Harvest Of Onions This Year

Garden to Table Canned Salsa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Lots of Wonderful Tomatoes For The Salsa

Add Some Nice Peppers and Spices, Its Salsa!

Garden to Table Canned Salsa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy Your Party!

Garden to Table Canned Salsa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

It Is So Good!

I sure am glad that you stopped by today to help me can this Salsa, it is so much more fun with a friend.  Your visits are very special to me and I look forward to you coming back when you can, now don't forget your Salsa!
Peace and Joy

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. I'll bet your salsa is amazing! Happy Canning:@)

  2. The salsa looks wonderful, Miz Helen! Yes, we do love our salsa here in Texas. I love seeing Max in the garden. He's the cutest little puppy. Enjoy your week! xo

  3. It's so wonderful that you can simply go to the garden, pick up whatever you need and cook it.
    The salsa seems super delicious

  4. I love homemade Salsa!
    Yours looks delicious!

  5. Who needs to go to the store when you have this??

  6. I love your photographs, Miz Helen! They are just beautiful! This salsa looks so good and sounds absolutely delicious. I like the addition of the cumin - yum!

  7. I am so impressed with the wonderful vegetables that you grow and that you know how to can! Great pics!

  8. Your salsa looks amazing, Miz Helen! I am amazed at the bounty of gorgeous veggies you have this year already! I just joined up with some ladies for a weekly blog hop and I'd be honored if you'd link up this delicious recipe and any others you have. Here's the link, hope to see you there!

  9. So darned impressed - I wish I had a garden full enough to keep great salsa on hand all the time!

  10. What a great salsa! Looks even better with fresh from the garden ingredients!

  11. What a wonderful recipe Miz Helen. I find that idea of salsa at the table like butter so interesting. Do you just put it on whatever your eating? Do you spread it on bread?

  12. I love homemade salsa. It's the only kind I don't mind with a bit more spice to it. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

  13. What a lovely garden! Your hard work has paid off. Your salsa looks wonderful.

  14. Yum!! Looks so good. My tomatoes are just getting ripe so I am definitely going to try this!

  15. The salsa looks delicious but also you have a great garden producing all these good veggies...look at all those onions..(and your doggie likes it too)
    Thanks for sharing. Pinning to my Easy to be Green board.

  16. Homemade salsa is the best! Looks yummy Miz Helen! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!!
    Erin @ Table for 7

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  18. I will never buy salsa from the store again.Your salsa looks amazing :)

  19. I appreciate your post sharing not only your recipe but how you store your salsa too. For years I have hesitated to can any of our harvest opting for other methods, but I need to learn and trust the age old canning method since we've increased our garden size this year. Thanks for sharing your recipe and knowledge, D@TheShadyPorch P.S- Awesome onions! I pinned to my Camping, Canning & Survival board.

  20. It is so interesting that salsa is a staple where you live. It is relatively new to my area. We started having more as we've gotten more Mexicans in the area working on the horse farms around here. I'll so glad for their spicier food influence.


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