Over the weekend Mr. Smith and I worked on a little project together. We made his favorite salsa, Jalapeno Salsa found in the Ball Complete Book of Canning, also found on Food.com. It is a really spicy salsa made with a ton of jalapenos but has a really great flavor. We always double the recipe so that we can have lots on hand, it is that good.
Yield: 3 pints
- Combine all ingredients in large sauce pot.
- Bring mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Ladle hot salsa into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
- Adjust 2-piece caps.
- Process for 15 minutes in boiling-water canner
I had fun prettying up the jars a little. I started out by using the canning templates found at Merriment Design, they are so pretty. I however wanted to put them on the front of my jars rather than the top of the lid so I copied and pasted them into Paint and then stretched them into an oval shape. Very pretty and ready for some gift giving, if I can pry them from Mr. Smith's hands. Maybe we should have tripled the recipe instead of doubling it.
|Yes I know I spelled Jalapeno wrong, I vote we change the spelling because I would have sworn this was right.|