Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Salsa Me Silly

It's that time of year again...time for canning, preserving and creating those homemade memories to last a lifetime!  Well that's if I was Betty Crocker, which I'm not, but I try! 

This past weekend I attempted homemade salsa for the first time.  I have watched my dad make it, but I wanted to try it myself!  It worked out great!  The hubby and the kids loved it, even my 1 year old appreciated the homemade taste!

So I thought it would be fun to share the recipe!  I just made it up as I went, sorry for not having the exact measurements...

I started with a few fresh tomatoes from the garden. 

1.     Chop and peel the tomatoes.  I used about 15-20 medium sized tomatoes.

2.     Next chop 2 onions (small) and 10 cloves of garlic (I love my garlic). Place the chopped onions and garlic in a strainer.

3.     Pour a pot of boiling water (about 4 cups) over the onions and garlic in the strainer.  Let the onions and garlic cool.

4.     In a large pot combine the tomatoes, cooled onions and garlic, chopped jalapeno peppers, chili powder, cumin, a touch of sea salt, oregano and black pepper. 

5.     Stir over medium heat until the salsa boils.  Once cool, place it in a tupperware and let it sit overnight in your refrigerator. 

6.     After letting the salsa marinate overnight, place it in a food processor and slightly blend.  I prefer mine to have some chunks of tomato and peppers still visible, but if you prefer it creamy, blend it all the way! 

7.     Enjoy with family and friends!

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