CANNING YOUR OWN SALSA AND TOMATO SAUCE
CANNING TOMATOES FOR SALSA AND SAUCE
home grown tomatoes or fresh from the market
Mrs. Wages create salsa tomato mix, medium (my favorite) or hot
cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar (5% acidity)
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (more or less, depends on how hot you like it)
bottled lemon juice
Follow instruction on the Mrs. Wages “Create Salsa” mix
For canning tomato sauce, just add 1 tablespoon of bottled lemon juice to each pint and 2 tablespoons to each quart.
Place in boiling water for 3 minutes to scald
Remove tomatoes from boiling water and place in ice water
remove the skins
cut out cores
cut into fours or break up with your hands
Pour into large pot and follow salsa instructions or boil tomatoes for sauce
I love Mrs. Wages salsa mixes. I think medium is the best.
Add lime juice and chopped cilantro
Add finely chopped red onion
Add red pepper flakes.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
Continue with instructions on package.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally
simmer, amount will reduce
pour lemon juice into sterilized jars
you can sterilize jars on the sanitize cycle on your dishwasher, for more info…
Pour hot sauce into clean, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Clean the rim of each jar with a hot wet cloth. Cap each jar when filled. Process in boiling water bath for 40 minutes and 1 additional minute for every 1,000 feet for altitudes greater than 1,000 feet.
Store up to 1 year
You can make Italian sauce, salsa and other delicious dishes with home canned tomato sauce