Picante salsa sauce

Yield: 1 Pints

Measure Ingredient
5 pounds Tomatoes -OR-
Chilies, hot (2-6); chopped
1 large Onion; chopped
1 large Bell pepper, green; chopped
3 Garlic cloves; minced
⅔ cup Tomato paste
¾ cup Vinegar, white
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Salt, pickling
2 teaspoons Paprika OPTIONAL --
2 teaspoons Cilantro; finely chopped

Blanch tomatoes. Chop peppers and onion, bring to boil, then simmer ½ hour. Add cilantro and cook another ½ hour Notes: Pour into hot sterilized jars. Boil lids 15 - 20 minutes. After blanching tomatoes, add only tomatoes, do not add all the tomato juice, otherwise you will end up with a thin(runny) salsa. You can double & triple this recipe and it will turn out real nice

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