Peppy Salsa

Can’t eat all those tomatoes?  This is the time to bottle up some of the good stuff.

 

Ingredients:

(all measurements are approximate–most items can be adjusted according to taste.  Many of the items should be in your basket come August!)

  • 8 cups chopped tomatoes (I usually squeeze out some of the seeds–just cut in half, then scoop out the seeds with your fingers)
  • 3 c. green pepppers
  • 1 c. red peppers
  • 1 c. yellow peppers
  • 1 1/2 c. hot peppers of choice, or use 1/2 – 1 tsp. chili peppers
  • 2 c. chopped onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • one 13 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 1 c. white vinegar
  • one 10 oz. can black beans
  • 1 – 2 cups fresh corn
  • 2 heaping tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

Method:

Cook all ingredients at least 1 hour in large pot on stove top.  Let cool overnight. Bring back to boil in the morning and pour in hot sterilized jars.  Makes about 6 500ml jars of medium salsa.  Note:  cooling overnight is not necessary, but it helps the salsa thicken.

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