Salsa Ninety Nine (Mild)


A salsa recipe for those with a tomato and pepper garden. If you prefer a hotter salsa, add more jalapeno or cayenne pepper.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
20 pints


  • 24 pounds tomatoes

  • 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ bunch cilantro

  • 16 jalapeno chile peppers

  • 2 medium heads garlic

  • 6 large green bell peppers, chopped

  • 6 large onions, chopped

  • 9 tablespoons salt

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup cornstarch

  • ½ cup water


  1. Core and peel the tomatoes. Remove the tomato seeds and pulp. Put seeds and pulp through a food mill. Chop the outsides of the tomatoes

  2. In a large pot over low heat, boil the milled liquid and tomato paste for 1 hour, or until the liquid is reduced by 1/3.

  3. In a blender or food processor, puree cilantro, jalapeno, garlic and 1/2 cup of the tomato liquid from the large pot. Slowly stir this mixture into the pot.

  4. Bring the contents of the pot to a boil while mixing in the green peppers, onions, chopped tomatoes, salt, vinegar and brown sugar. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pot. Stirring continually, boil the mixture until all the vegetable are soft -- about 30 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, and place it in sterile containers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 80
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 827mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 31mg 154%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 419mg 9%

* 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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