Recipe: Homemade Canned Salsa

Home Canned Salsa Garden Tomatoes
My husband planted about 70 tomato plants this year, since we gave almost all our salsa away last year! Yes,hubby actually makes the

salsa these days. He loves to experiment with the flavors, he might add some peach or pineapple, or different kinds of peppers. It always turns out different, but it’s always good! And since you can’t have my incredible husband, I’ll give you the recipe. These ingredients will create a mild to medium salsa. It has a sweet beginning, but the more it sits in your mouth, you’ll feel a slight heat. Simply adjust the heat by adjusting the amount and types of chilis.

Love these cobalt blue Ball Heritage Mason Jars!

This is the pressure canner I use. It can also function as a water bath canner. (See it on Amazon)








Recipe: Homemade Canned Salsa

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Recipe: Homemade Canned Salsa


  • A half-bushel of tomatoes
  • 8-10 Anaheim Chilis, seeded and chopped (3 cups)
  • 1-2 Poblano Chilis, seeded and chopped (1 cup)
  • 6 Fresno Chilis – “Red Jalepeno,” leave seeds and chop
  • 2 Habanero Chilis (omit if you want mild salsa)
  • 2 cups of onions, chopped
  • 1-2 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 cup distilled vinegar
  • bunches of garlic (about 4 tsp)


  1. First, peel the tomatoes. Have you ever tried to peel tomatoes? Yeah, me too. So here’s what you do: Boil some water in a large pot, like a dutch oven or a soup pot. Put the tomatoes in and blanch for about 3 minutes, or until you see little splits in the skin. Take them out with a slotted spoon, and put in a colander in the sink. Rinse with cool water, and let sit till they’re cool enough to handle. Peel away! The skins should come right off.
  2. Chop the peeled tomatoes, put them into the large pot, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, simmer for about 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are liquid-ish. You may have to mash them a little with a potato-masher.
  4. Add all other ingredients. I am not a precise measurer when I cook, especially Italian food. So you may have to experiment a little to get the taste you want.
  5. Let simmer for another 30-45 minutes, until the flavors combine well. Keep tasting, you’ll know!
  6. Can the sauce in a water bath or pressure cooker. Don’t have a canner? Freeze it in plastic containers or bags. When you’re canning, if you need a wide-mouthed funnel, cut the top off of a milk jug or juice bottle.
  7. Enjoy! You will not regret the extra time it takes to make this salsa!
  8. Are organic or vine tomatoes too expensive in your store? Check out your local farmers market or produce stand. Many times, they will give you a discount if you buy a 1/2 or whole bushel. I watch my local produce stand for when they are about to go bad, and then ask if I can have the whole box at a discount.

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About Sarah Pinnix

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  1. This looks so yummuy! Have to try it with pasta 🙂


  2. We love fresh salsa and I'm just getting into canning so I'm going to have to try this!


  3. Alicia W. says:

    YUM! This sounds delish. Thanks so much for the recipe because I will for sure be trying it out. 🙂


  4. icefairy says:

    Hi from blog hopping. I love homemade and salsa.

    Could you do me a favor and comment on my Momfinition post? Your help is highly appreciated!


  5. Cassidy says:

    yummy i want to try this! i'm soo afraid to can stuff yet as I can barely make a frozen pizza! hehe!



  6. So, how many large tomatoes are in a half bushel?


  7. :0 doesnt matter how many tomatoes in a half a bushel my mouth was burning just reading the peppers list


    Sarah Pinnix Reply:

    Several of those peppers are rather mild, especially after cooking them down so much. 🙂


  8. I am working on stocking up on jars as they clearance, so I’m ready for next summer… we’ll be tripling our tomato crop JUST to can our own salsa & this recipe looks wonderful!

    Could you tell me about how many pints this would make please? Thanks!!!


  9. How long do you can the jars in a water bath ?


    Keith Reply:

    Always 15 minutes in a hot water bath



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