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Spicy Chunky Salsa

 Spicy Chunky Salsa
Vinegar adds delightful tang to this sweet tomato salsa. You'll love its taste, but for more heat, leave in some hot pepper seeds. —Donna Goutermont, Juneau, Alaska
64 ServingsPrep: 1-1/2 hours Process: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds tomatoes
  • 3 large green peppers, chopped
  • 3 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 serrano peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Using a slotted
  • spoon, place tomatoes, a few at a time, in boiling water for 30-60
  • seconds. Remove each tomato and immediately plunge in ice water.
  • Drain and pat dry. Peel and finely chop tomatoes to measure 9 cups.
  • In a stock pot, combine the tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until

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Spicy Chunky Salsa (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • slightly thickened.
  • Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot 1-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in.
  • headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process
  • for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
  • Yield: 8 pints.
Editor's Note: When cutting hot peppers, disposable gloves are recommended. Avoid touching your face. The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 25 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.
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