Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:38 am

Basic recipe from

2 tomatoes semi ripe and/or green.
1 large onion.
1 clove garlic.
1 green peppers.
2 jalapeno peppers - seeded.
1/2 t. salt.
1 T. cilantro.
1 T. lime juice.

My recipe, ingredients and quanties vary. Remove some of the juice from the tomatoes. Ingredients in blender and chop. Initially I only put a small amount of hot peppers in the blender. Taste test for the burn level before adding more hot pepper. To hot, add more tomato and green peppers.

Re: Salsa

Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:03 am

My wife makes our own salsa/picante sauce/hot sauce. Her recipe makes about 6 pints, depending on how much you cook down the ingredients.

16 cups peeled tomatoes
4 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped bell peppers
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons garlic salt
cayenne peppers to taste.

Chop tomatoes, onions, and peppers and mix in a large stainless steel or porcelin stock pot with the vinegar, sugar, garlic salt. Add the hot peppers to your particular taste. Cook at a slow boil until it is as thick as you want it, about 2 hours or so. My wife cooks hers down till it is pretty thick, not soupy. Stir often or it will burn. Put it up in hot jars and lids.

You can adjust the amount of pepper, garlic salt, etc. to your own liking. To us, this hot sauce is better if you use fresh ingredients straight from the garden. That is what we do.