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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2014 - 10:00 PM

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Posted March 06, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Don't know the recipie , but my brother makes a great one. He has a mild and hot version of it. All home grown ingreients. He plants 60-70 tomato plants and 100 pepper plants of different varieties. I get a few jars every year feo Christmas. Best present ever.   Looking forward to the responses.     Roger.


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Posted March 06, 2014 - 11:37 PM

I take six Roma tomatoes, one large onion, about a half cup of cilantro and some lemon or lime juice.  I use a slap chopper on each ingredient and combine in a bowl.  A little lemon or lime juice finishes it.  If I want it with a little heat, some hot sauce goes in.  

 

It's quick and easy.  The saltier the chips to go with it, the better.


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 06:15 AM

I'm trying to remember exactly what the recipe is but I think it's roughly 6 quarts of chopped tomatoes (seeded them if you want a thicker salsa), 2 bell peppers, 1 large or 2 medium onion, and as many hot peppers you can stand (I like hot and spicy salsa). I think the recipe called for 1 jalapeño but most times we put in 2. We chop up everything in a food processor,(chunky or chopped fine works) usually fine.
Last year I planted to many habanero peppers so instead of throwing the extras the wife made a couple of extra hot batches. She put in 4-5 habeneros and a bunch of jalapeños and if you want to clear out your sinuses this stuff will do the trick. Got a little carried away the first time I tried it and looked like a little kid crying after someone took their sucker away. But it was so good!
I'm pretty sure that's all we put in it, I'll check with the wife to make sure. Once everything is in the pot it sits and simmers for a couple of hours. Then it gets poured into canning jars and sealed.
A word of advice, if you've never chopped up hot peppers before wear gloves! The wife didn't the first time we made a big batch and her hands were burning all day.

Edited by Nato77, March 07, 2014 - 06:17 AM.

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 11:17 AM

I'm trying to remember exactly what the recipe is but I think it's roughly 6 quarts of chopped tomatoes (seeded them if you want a thicker salsa), 2 bell peppers, 1 large or 2 medium onion, and as many hot peppers you can stand (I like hot and spicy salsa). I think the recipe called for 1 jalapeño but most times we put in 2. We chop up everything in a food processor,(chunky or chopped fine works) usually fine.
Last year I planted to many habanero peppers so instead of throwing the extras the wife made a couple of extra hot batches. She put in 4-5 habeneros and a bunch of jalapeños and if you want to clear out your sinuses this stuff will do the trick. Got a little carried away the first time I tried it and looked like a little kid crying after someone took their sucker away. But it was so good!
I'm pretty sure that's all we put in it, I'll check with the wife to make sure. Once everything is in the pot it sits and simmers for a couple of hours. Then it gets poured into canning jars and sealed.
A word of advice, if you've never chopped up hot peppers before wear gloves! The wife didn't the first time we made a big batch and her hands were burning all day.

My wife did one worse than that. She canned a bunch of Jalopena's Washed her hands several times and did dishes.

That was not enough when she put her contacts in she burned her eyes.


Edited by JD DANNELS, March 07, 2014 - 11:17 AM.

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Thanks everyone! I'm starting my research for a good salsa recipe. We canned some salsa last year for the first time. It is good, but it tastes to much like a chili(I guess it all depends on what you want your salsa to taste like). keep the ideas coming!

Edited by Gabriel, March 07, 2014 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 05:56 AM

My wife's turns out a bit different every year. Some gets hotter and other times it is just flavorful. I think it varies with the homegrown, the hotness of a pepper varies with the growing conditions. I prefer the flavorful with just enough hot to make the mouth water. I find when it gets to hot, it blocks out some of the flavors.


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 05:41 PM

I went and pulled the recipe and I forgot all the spices. So here it is..

 

1 dozen tomatoes

2 med. jalapeño peppers

2 cloves of garlic

2 med. green peppers

1 med. onion

1 tbsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

1/2 c. vinegar

1 tsp. each oregano, cayenne pepper and cumin

 

Chop tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic. Add vinegar and spices. Boil on low heat for 2 hours.

 

Some one should get smello vision working so I could put a sample on here :D


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 06:14 PM

I went and pulled the recipe and I forgot all the spices. So here it is..

 

1 dozen tomatoes

2 med. jalapeño peppers

2 cloves of garlic

2 med. green peppers

1 med. onion

1 tbsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

1/2 c. vinegar

1 tsp. each oregano, cayenne pepper and cumin

 

Chop tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic. Add vinegar and spices. Boil on low heat for 2 hours.

 

Some one should get smello vision working so I could put a sample on here :D

You have 2 med. green peppers listed. Are those Bell Peppers or ?


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 08:50 PM

I went and pulled the recipe and I forgot all the spices. So here it is..
 
1 dozen tomatoes
2 med. jalapeño peppers
2 cloves of garlic
2 med. green peppers
1 med. onion
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1 tsp. each oregano, cayenne pepper and cumin
 
Chop tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic. Add vinegar and spices. Boil on low heat for 2 hours.
 
Some one should get smello vision working so I could put a sample on here :D

Thanks! It sounds a lot like the recipe we made! I will have to look at the one we did to see for sure.

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 07:10 AM

You have 2 med. green peppers listed. Are those Bell Peppers or ?

Yes green bell peppers. We even substituted them with sweet banana peppers and still was good


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 07:30 AM

I have printed it out and saved to the computer. I'll give it a try later on! I've been going to the local Taco Bueno for our salsa. Theirs is hard to beat! Make it fresh every day!


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