Big salsa canners up in this joint, y’all! Every year in September we usually (me less than the rest of said family) get together to chop up salsa ingredients and cry over spilt onions. Once you’ve had homemade canned salsa, ain’t no way to go back to that store bought stuffs! That’s a lie, I do actually go back to the store bought stuff because I am not allowed to eat said salsa. Reason: I eat salsa regularly and if I used the canned salsa regularly, we’d be out by October. It has to be eaten on special occasions… enshrined in it’s delectabilites. This year Madre said to heck with the helpers, so she set out on a day she had off from work but none of the rest of us did (despite many offers from me to wait until Saturday when I could help) and made the dagnabbed stuff herself. Twenty plus pints later and the house smelt like a Lynn Wilson Burriter factory. The particular recipe we use is heavenly. Ask anyone who has tried it. I have yet to meet anyone who’s said… eh, I’ve had better. I’ve even converted previous salsa haters to the wonder that is salsa with this recipe. Y’all, those who’ve tried the famous Wade Family Salsa and would like to provide a testimonial, hit up the comments. I’m not only a hair club member, I’m the club President! 😛
Wade Family Salsa Recipe
Yields about 23 Pints
1/2 bushel tomatoes
9 large bell peppers
9 large onions
2 bunches garlic
11 jalapeno peppers (leave seeds in if you like it a little hotter)
Peel and chunk tomatoes. Cut up peppers, onions & jalapenos and mince garlic. Add all together with:
1 c sugar
2 T Cumin
2 T Leaf Oregano
4 c vinegar
1/4 c salt
Cook down for about 4-5 hours or desired consistency. Cold pack pints for 20 min and quarts for 25 min. This isn’t very hot so you could add a hot pepper or two if you like heat. Enjoy!
By the time I got my butt off from work, she’d already canned and stored it in the fruit room, so this is just 2 of the 8 billion pints.
Mikey, I think she likes it (totes dating myself… 1980’s Life cereal commercial anyone?)
Question of the Day: Do you can anything regularly?
Happy weekend friends! Enjoy yourselves… in or out of prison!