Thursday, August 1, 2013

Green Tomatillo Salsa - Canned

Tomatillos don't have to be peeled just cored and chopped.
I loved canning Green Tomatillo Salsa! Unlike the tomatoes that are used in Tomato Salsa, you don't have to peel tomatillos. You just have to chop them up and throw them in. This is a lot less work and the results are delicious.

I followed Ball's recipe for Tomatillo Salsa. Which can be found here. I have also included it below with a few changes that I made.
Simmering Tomatillo Salsa

 5-1/2 cups chopped cored husked tomatillos (about 2 lbs or 27 medium)
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large)
1 cup chopped green chilies (I used a combination of Jalapenos and green peppers.)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp minced cilantro
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup vinegar
4 Tbsp lime juice
4 (8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands
I omitted the Red Pepper Flakes because I chose to use Jalapeno Peppers. 


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until salsa reaches desired thickness.
Ladle the hot salsa into prepared jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Wipe rims and put hot lids and bands onto jars.
Process jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours.

Remember that it is not safe to change the ratio of tomatillos, peppers, onions, and garlic to the amount of acid used (vinegar and lime juice). The only thing that can safely be changed is the amount of spices you use. Always use an approved recipe when canning salsa.

Home Canned Tomatillo Salsa
You can also try my recipe for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa found here.


Anonymous said...

Sounds really yummy! I love salsa.
I have been wanting to can, so I'm going to try my hand at it. Wish me luck!

P.s. Did ya'll get settled in your new place in ar.? How do you like it?
Some places have more good dirt than others. My hubby bought a rock....argh.
So I will have to terrace much of it.

Shaun-ta' said...

We have been renting for the past year here in AR, so sadly we have not been able to garden, but we are excited to share that we have finally found a home to purchase in the NWA area. We are soooo happy and look forward to gardening like crazy. We hear the soil is very rocky. In Texas we built our garden beds using the principles of huglekultur. We will probably do the same here, but we realize it might require the use of a backhoe to get the beds started.

I love to can! Good luck with it and have fun! Be sure to check out our recipe for Tomato salsa as well. We love it! Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

You will probably be close to Fayetteville. Many people are choosing the NWA area. We are more NCA.
Fayetteville has a nice farmers market. We will be going to the Springfield, Mo. One because it is a bit closer and it is good also.
I can hardly wait till April!
Welcome to AR and I hope you enjoy it here. They have many lovely places!