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This recipe preserves some of summer’s most bountiful ingredients

Tomatoes and peppers can enjoyed all year round. This recipe is easy to prepare, making it a perfect introduction to canning if you’ve never tried it before.

Makes: 8 pints


12 cups chopped tomatoes (16–18)
1 cup diced jalapeño peppers
3 cups chopped onions
3 cups chopped green peppers
10 chopped garlic cloves
2 teaspoons cilantro
2 tablespoons oregano
2 teaspoons cumin
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste


  1. Combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer in a stainless steel saucepan. 
  2. Cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes, until salsa thickens slightly. 
  3. To can salsa, process in water bath canner for 20 minutes, following the detailed canning instructions available here.

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