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Salsa Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shirley Baur
Added: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7-8 lbs. tomatoes, divided
6 onions, peeled & chopped
5 green peppers, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 - 6 oz. can tomato paste
3/4 c. white vinegar
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. jalapeno peppers, seeded & chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Peel and core tomatoes, dividing in half. Cut the tomatoes in half and squeeze to remove most of the seeds and juice; chop into pieces. Put through a food mill or puree. Put in large stock pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer, stirring occasionally for 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour or until mixture is reduced. Add reserved tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic, jalapeņo peppers, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar and salt. Simmer 30 minutes, then pour into jars and seal. If you like it hotter, you can add more peppers.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I can't make enough of this salsa every year. It's a family favorite.

 

 

 

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