Homemade Salsa Recipe

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My sister-in-law taught me how to can homemade salsa about 10 years ago. Each batch seems to turn out slightly different, because I tend to modify and guesstimate quantities when I cook. 😉 But it is always a big hit with the family!

Yield: Approx 12 pints

Salsa Recipe

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 26 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled
  • 6 medium white onions
  • 3 large green bell peppers
  • 3 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cans (12oz each) tomato paste
  • Jalapeño peppers (15-45 depending on desired taste)


  1. Chop all veggies.
  2. Combine everything in a large stockpot.
  3. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, then simmer for at least 2 hours, stirring frequently.
  4. Place in hot pint size canning jars and seal.
  5. Process in a hot water bath for 30 minutes OR with a pressure canner for 5 minutes at 5lbs of pressure.

Homemade Salsa Recipe

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