During one of our supermarket forays we found the above mix on sale. Since it was pretty inexpensive we figured it was worth a try at least. Sometimes these pre-made mixes turn out to be fantastic, some times they turn out to be ok.
The first step is chopping up the tomatoes. Recently Roma tomatoes have been on sale frequently, so we happened to have the necessary quantity of tomatoes just sitting around.
After chopping up the tomatoes it’s simply a matter of adding the salsa mix and stirring it up well.
I couldn’t help myself, so I decided to doctor it up just a little bit. Since my wife and daughter don’t handle spicy well I went with my mildest chili powder.
Cook it up per the directions, this stuff smells great during the cooking process.
Using the proper process ladle the salsa into pint jars, wipe the rims, and put lids/rings on. The recipe yields four pints.
Into the water bath canner it goes! The instructions on the packet give you processing times. Don’t forget to adjust based on your altitude!
The final product! It wasn’t amazing salsa, but neither was it terrible. It was good middle of the road salsa. In the back of my head I kept hearing the old commercial, “This salsa’s from New York City!” We’ve happily eaten a bunch of it now, but with it having just the tomatoes and spices I believe that we will try to find a proper recipe next time. If you’re a beginning canner this is a great one to try out!