Canning Salsa with Mrs. Wages

We love salsa at my house….it fits right in with our Taco Nights.  We’ve made it different ways and this one seems to be a favorite.

When we make it, we use 3 packs of Mrs Wages at a time and it yields 16 pints.

We roast 1/3 of the tomatoes for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. In this case, it was 6 lbs of tomatoes cored and quartered.  We add to those tomatoes, 1 onion and 3 minced garlic cloves to a 9×13 pan and place it in the middle of the oven.

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While those are roasting, I blanch, peel and core the other 12 lbs of tomatoes and start cooking them.  Add 1 and 1/2 cup of vinegar to the tomatoes, that’s 1/2 cup per pack of the Mrs. Wages.   Then we add Mrs Wages MILD Salsa mix to the tomatoes.

Once the roasted tomatoes are done, add those to the stock pot and bring to a boil.  At this point I use a submersion blender to change the consistency to thin instead of chunky.  My crowd prefers a restaurant style salsa rather than a chunky salsa.

Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.  We do boil and stir our batch longer, sometimes up to an hour.  The longer you cook it, the more water you will cook out of it. Then we waterbath it for 40 minutes per the instructions on the package of Mrs. Wages.

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