My husband grew up eating Mexican food. Spicy, hot Mexican food.
He has been on a quest to find a perfect salsa. A salsa that even his mild palette, no big chunks of onions and peppers eating wife would enjoy.
A few years ago our neighbors in Minnesota brought us a jar of salsa. A salsa that had a hint of sweet with the spice and there were no chunks! We were both hooked.
In order to have as much of the salsa as we wanted,
we Lance started a salsa garden. Our crop this year has been plentiful. We Lance and Morgan have canned about 20 jars of salsa and we have a crop of tomatoes ready to be made into another batch.
As much as Lance loves this salsa, he still enjoys a hot, spicy, chunky salsa. Anyone with an easy, yummy recipe??
tomatoes on the grill (note: do NOT use your wife's pampered chef stoneware on the grill, it will crack)
onions ready for the grill
mixing up the cooked tomatoes
22 large tomatoes (with or without peel)
5 large onions
9-11 jalepenos - (leave seeds in if you want it hot)
1/4 c salt
1 c vinegar
2 - 12 oz cans of tomato paste
2 large bell peppers
3/4 c sugar
Add garlic to taste
Chop all ingredients to the texture of your choice (or use food processor or blender) Cook 30-40 minutes. Put in a jar with lids and rings. Hot water bath for 20 minutes.
* pat and lance grill the tomatoes and onions to give the salsa a more smokey taste.
** i will admit i am pretty clueless about the salsa making process. i do 100% of the cooking/baking in our home but this is lance's project. i am more than happy to sit back and just enjoy the fruits of his labor.