Rockin' Salsa


This is a recipe I came up with by combining two of my favorite recipes into one awesome recipe. You can make this salsa as hot as you want by adding more peppers.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 5 mins
8 pints


  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 1 white onion, chopped

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 6 pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 2 banana peppers, chopped

  • 3 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 3 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • ½ cup white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 8 pint canning jars with lids and rings


  1. Combine red onion, white onion, yellow onion, tomatoes, banana peppers, green peppers, tomato paste, white vinegar, garlic powder, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large pot. Simmer until thick, about 3 hours.

  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the salsa into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Refrigerate after opening.

    close up view of Salsa in a white bowl, served with tortilla chips, garlic, herbs and a lime

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

25 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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