Monday, July 25, 2016

Salsa Time... Big Daddy's Salsa



Big Daddy's Salsa
from Nell's Old Fashion Recipes
Found on the Georgia Peach Canning Club

36 medium tomatoes, peeled and quartered 

4 medium green peppers, chopped 

3 large onions, chopped 

2 cans (12 ounces each) tomato paste 

1-3/4 cups white vinegar 

1/2 cup sugar 

1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped 

1 celery rib, chopped 

15 garlic cloves, minced 

6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 

1/4 cup canning salt 

1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

In a large stockpot, cook tomatoes, uncovered, over medium heat 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 2 cups liquid. Return tomatoes to the pot. Stir in green peppers, onions, tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, red pepper, celery, garlic, jalapenos, canning salt, hot pepper sauce and reserved tomato liquid. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,1 hour, stirring frequently. Ladle hot mixture into 10 hot pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 20 minutes. Remove jars and cool. 10 pints.

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