Food in Jars’ Basic Tomato Salsa
- Yields: 4 Pints
1Prepare a boiling water bath and 4 regular-mouth pint jars. Place lids in a small saucepan, cover them with water, and simmer over very low heat. Prepare jars and lids according to manufactures instructions.
2Combine all ingredients except the cilantro in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. When that time has elapsed, stir in the chopped cilantro.
3Ladle hot salsa into prepared jars, leaving a 1/2 inch of headspace. Prepare the lids according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Wipe the rims, apply lids and rings and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
Mrs. Wages Safety notes:
For canning safety, always consider your local altitude when calculating accurate processing times. Read this USDA guide for proper food safety and canning processing guidelines or consult the National Center for Home Food Preservation’s Guide 1 Principles of Home Canning. Also, prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Keep jars hot.
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