Sweet Mild Salsa

Recipe made by: Kevin

This is a homemade salsa recipe, no salsa mixes used.

Preparation time: 10-20 minutes

Canning time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Total time: 2 hours


  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (28 oz.)
  • 2 cans tomato purée (28 oz.)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 limes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Cilantro (to taste)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 7 mason jars (pint size)
  • Directions
    • Fill a tall pot with water and bring to a boil
      Add empty jars without the lids to the pot. This helps to sterilize the jars.
      Grab a second large pot and add chopped onions, garlic, and peppers to hot oil. Put a lid on and steam for just a few minutes.
      In a separate bowl: mix tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and cilantro.
      Add salsa mixture to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Once bubbles form, bring down heat to low to medium. Let it sit for 1hr and 30 minutes. Stir constantly.
      Pour salsa up to the neck of each jar.
      Put lid on tightly.
      Set each jar under boiling water for 10 minutes. Make sure each jar is completely under the water or they will not seal.
      Next day, press the center of each lid. They should not make a “pop” sound. If they do, either boil with a new lid or store in the fridge.

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