Ok yet another tweaked canning recipe I can not help it. I start to get the pot boiling and the ole' head just say "Hey wait a minutes what if we added some of this and a little of that Good Lord so far no causalities.

The more you can and preserve the more your taste will evolve.  Plus your people will tell you what you need more or less of.

Well let us get you started!
The chips are waiting!


12 pounds of peeled/chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup fresh chopped jalapeno with seeds makes it hotter  if you want mild discard the seeds
2 cups finely chopped white onion ( I like to see the onion in my salsa)
2 tsp cumin
1 tbs of chopped oregano

1 teaspoon smoked paprika (this is a Canarella additive so optional)
1 tbs kosher salt
1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh if you have it) You need the acid to water bath!
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

This is a reliability easy recipe for you to make.You need to chop your cilantro and oregano.

Prep all your ingredients so they are ready ready then you will add everything to the tomatoes

Simmer it for at least three to four hours. Keep it on low and stir it ever 20 minutes. I feel the longer the better.

Ladle into pint jars ,wipe the rims.

 Seal and Water bath the jars for at least 15 minutes per batch. 

Disclaimer: This is not an all inclusive recipe for making jam. You should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the canning process before proceeding. Please consult your local Center for Home Preservation for additional information and available classes.      


  1. LOVE reading your recipes Lani! :) Love how you're totally not freakazoid about botulism and all of that. Love that you use fresh lemon juice and consider that sufficient. Okay, so here I go, wish me luck! Our first batch tasted like vinegar after three weeks. Maybe cuz I got a little freaked out about all the warnings, and it was my first time... So Im a little gun shy to put forth all that effort again. :) Thanks for making it so straightforward without the shoot yer granny and her death inducing recipes comments.

  2. I am so glad you found my site and my link party, In and Out of the Kitchen. I love to can, but still need a lot of work at it. Last year I made a bunch of applesauce! Jams and jellys are my thing, but I want to step out of my comfort zone and try some new things! Glad you are now a new friend!

    I am following you now! Can't wait to see what you are "Cooking" or should I say "Canning"?

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    1. Thank you Cindy hope to build on our blogfriendship. Love your site


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