My mom sent me the recipe via email, thinking I was actually brave enough to just make salsa on my own. She's silly! I opted for the hour drive (each way) so I could have some hands-on training...and some one-on-one time with my mom. Best decision ever because she was just putting home-made bread in the oven when I arrived. Lucky me!
Thanks, mom, for teaching me. Next time I'll be able to do it on my own. But, we both know that won't happen. I'll just come home again so we can make it together!
8 QUARTS PEELED TOMATOES –DICED-SQUISHED
6-7 JALAPENO PEPPERS (11 IS HOT)
4-6 GREEN PEPPERS
3 CUPS CHOPPED ONION
1 CUP SUGAR
½ CUP SALT
AFTER YOU SCALD AND PREPARE THE TOMATOES PUT THEM IN A COLANDER AND LET THE WATER DRAIN OFF THEM FOR ABOUT AN HOUR WHILE YOU ARE CHOPPING UP THE OTHER INGREDIENTS.
THEN, COOK 1-3 HRS ON MEDIUM HEAT IN A HEAVY PAN. STIR OFTEN SO IT DOESN’T STICK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN.
PREPARE PINT BOTTLES. WASH IN DISHWASHER SO THAT THEY ARE HOT WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FILL THEM.
FILL UP TO THE NECK. WASH RIM AND PUT LIDS, THAT HAVE SOAKED FOR 5 MINUTES IN HOT WATER, ON TOP AND TIGHTEN RINGS.
STEAM OR COLD PACK FOR 20 MINUTES, AFTER THEY START TO STEAM.
MAKES ABOUT 14 PINTS.
YOU COULD HALF THIS RECIPE IF YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TOMATOES FOR THE FULL RECIPE.
LOVE YA, MOM