Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jalapeno Salsa


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 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
  • 3 cups chopped peeled cored tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup cider vinegar


  1. Combine all ingredients in large sauce pot.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Ladle hot salsa into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
  6. Adjust 2-piece caps.
  7. 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.

1 comment:

  1. Oh that looks so good and spicy!! Great idea to make lots to store!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success