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Sweet ‘N Spicy Salsa

My Sweet & Spicy Salsa is the perfect blend of spicy with just enough sweet. It's so much better than store-bought!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Processing Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Canning
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: canning, condiment, condiments, home canned, home canning, salsa, sweet & spicy, tomato, tomato salsa
Servings: 8 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 6 lbs. ripe tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 3 green bell peppers
  • 3 6 oz. cans tomato paste
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tbs. salt
  • 1 tbs. cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 8 pint-sized canning jars with rings and lids

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Simmer until thickened, about 3 hours.
  • Pack the salsa into hot, sterilized jars to 1/4” headspace. Wipe rims and place on lids. Finger tighten rings onto jars.
  • In a water bath canner, cover and process 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove jars from the canner. Place onto a cloth-covered surface. Allow to cool.
  • Check lids for proper seal. Label and date.
  • Store until ready to use.