Thursday, August 23, 2012


Well a friend of ours gave us a good amount of Roma tomatoes. So I thought lets cook up some salsa. I thought I would try a sweet/hot version. Normally Chris and I don't like sweeter salsas-ever. But we both had this one tonight and we were both very happy with it. So much so I'm getting some more tomatoes from my friend tomorrow and I'm going to whip another batch. Now this is a nice easy batch that you can store in freezer bags and toss in the freezer. Gotta love that.
10-12 ripe Roma tomatoes (or any average size tomato really)
2 medium onions-finally chopped
8 garlic cloves -minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (6oz) cans of tomato paste
1/2 can of jalapeno peppers-hot(or what ever you want to fit your taste)
2 bell peppers-chopped..I used orange and yellow
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons splenda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Heat oil in a large skillet-over medium heat then add onions and garlic-stirring often. While they are cooking up dice the tomatoes. When onions are soft add tomato paste, tomatoes, jalapeno, bell peppers, vinegar, splenda, paprika, salt and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally -about 30 minutes.
Cool to room temperature before packing into zip top freezer bags.
Makes 8-10 cups-gently press bags flat then you can stack them in the freezer.

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