Survival Seeds

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Jalapenos - 1/2 a sink full!!!
A full sink of habaneros!!!!

I have a friend who loves to grow things and experiments with fertilizing them. He brought me 3 or so bags of tomatoes that I froze to have tomatoes for salsa. I have habaneros frozen and was planning on using them. I was discussing this with him and the next day I get what you see above, a 1/2 sink full of jalapenos and and full sink of habaneros!!!! I am going to dehydrate some of the peppers and am wanting to try and find a pickling recipe for some of them. So I am so excited that I think that I am going to try and make some salsa today. I know that it isn't the normal time to make salsa but it is fairly cool today and will be nice to leave the door open and can some salsa!!! If I get it done I will try and post a picture of it!!!!
Janice's Salsa
10 cups of tomatoes chopped and peeled
2 cups chopped bell peppers (approx. 3)
1 red bell pepper
2 cups jalapenos chopped
2 cups onions chopped
1 tsp. garlic salt
2 cans 15 oz. tomato paste
3/4 white vinegar
2-3 hot peppers
1-2 pkgs Ball's hot salsa mix.
Stir together good. Bring to a boil slowly in non-aluminum pan. Simmer for about 40 minutes to 1 hour. Stir frequently. Put in hot jars and then water bath for 15 minutes to seal.
7 pints
Hint: I use a food processor to chop everything up and I am really bad about not measuring good. So if you are like me, have extra jars ready to keep pouring into!!!! Also if I don't have the salsa mix I add all sorts of seasonings from the pantry. Garlic salt, salt, pepper, season salt and anything else that sounds good!!!


Ann said...

wow! That is neat. I wanna see that photo when you get it in a jar. Up here we sometimes make apple jelly from the wild crabapple trees and it's delish.

The Riddle Family said...

That is A LOT of peppers! And your salsa recipe sounds awesome, I've never really been able to do - make decent salsa, so I will have to try it!