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Old 11-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #11
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Charlie, this is the recipe I have used for years. It is what I usually can, but you can make a smaller batch and have it fresh. One recipe usually makes about 4-6 cups of finished product. You can adjust the heat as you wish.

5 cups (1.25 L) chopped seeded peeled tomatoes
1/2 cup (125 mL) vinegar
2 tbsp (25 mL) sugar
3/4 cup (175 mL) chopped onion
2 tbsp (25 mL) lime juice
3/4 cup (175 mL) chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) pickling salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped red bell pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
1 hot pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp (5 mL) oregano, crumbled
1 can (5 1/2 oz/156 mL) tomato paste

Combine all ingredients except cilantro and oregano in a nonreactive Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add cilantro and oregano. Cook mixture 15 - 20 minutes longer or until thickened.

So, you can add more jalapeno if you wish or you can add dried chiles or even Frank's hot sauce just before serving. It is FANTASTIC and gets rave reviews.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:12 PM   #12
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Super simple, surprisingly tasty:

1 can whole tomatoes
1 tsp each salt, cumin, black pepper, red pepper flakes
1 jalapeno, chopped.. remove seeds and ribs and rinse to remove heat
1/2 small to medium onion, chopped well
3 TBSP fresh cilantro

Chop tomatoes to whatever size you like. Mix all items together, refrigerate
for a few hours to let flavors meld.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:38 AM   #13
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GFool's recipe is very close to mine..

nice thing is, if you chop the veggies..it will be "chunky"..

if you like a "more smooth" texture, like store bought..

simply put the salsa in a blender for a smooth sauce..

I like a clove of fresh garlic.. also, for a crowd I'd skip the cilantro..some people really don't like..

Note.. we have several choices of "fresh" salsas in the stores here..

they come in "tubs" in the refridge section, and only last 1 week..

Eric, Austin Tx.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:27 AM   #14
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This one has lots of tomato but may be right.

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  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 hot chile peppers, Serrano or Jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper
Preparation:

Put chopped onion and garlic in a strainer; pour 2 cups boiling water over them then let drain thoroughly. Discard water. Cool. Combine onions and garlic with chopped tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours to blend flavors.
Makes about 2 cups of salsa.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:52 AM   #15
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Thank you evrybody.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:59 AM   #16
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Let us know what you tried Charlie.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:17 AM   #17
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My recipe is fairly similar to what's been posted here:

28 oz canned diced tomatoes
1/2 small onion*, diced
3/4 cup cilantro
juice from 1/3 lime
2 jalapenos* (1 seeded - you can seed both if you don't want much spice)
2 cloves garlic*
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sugar

*= roasted on a griddle or in a broiler

I run all these ingredients in a food processor or blender to make it smooth. For my personal taste, I also like to throw a chipotle pepper in there.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:25 PM   #18
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Well, after all of this I end up buying freshly made salsa from Costco. Some how it practically did not get eaten. Do not know why. I wonder iif ladies were not into spicy stuff. Though it was mild. But since overal shower end up as a very sucsesfull psrty I wasn't upset.

Thank you. I'm sure I will use sme of these recipes in the future.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:38 AM   #19
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I love some fruit or dessert salsa...mango, Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips,watermelon and strawberry and mint salsas are just to name a few of my all time favorite salsa....you can really go crazy with your salsa...that is the beauty of it

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