Oooooh, canning salsa is fun. You have to peel the tomatoes. Which means you have to put them in the sink and pour BOILING water over them. This blanches them so they peel easiest. Then dice them and stick them in a pot. Then roast some jalepeno peppers and dice them and stick them in the pot. Then dice bell peppers, onions, and whatever else that you want to put into the mix. Cook until it's really hot. Then you have to put your jars into water, top side down. Allow them to boil for a few minutes. Then for the messy part. Put the jars on the counter and get a funnel and ladle the salsa into the jars. Set them aside and let them cool until the tops pop. That's about it. Oh, it's a good idea to put the flat tops into the boiling water with the jars, because then you don't have to wait for them to heat up. Then put rings around the flat tops and it's all good.
at 11:11 AM on Aug. 29, 2010