Phyl's Salsa

Phyl's Salsa


"It took me three years and many tries to perfect this salsa recipe. Everyone says it's a hit."

Ingredients 2 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 7 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 7 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot, mix the onion, tomatoes, green bell peppers, red bell pepper, Anaheim chile peppers, banana peppers, and jalapeno peppers. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, diced tomatoes, and brown sugar. Season with chili powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour.
  2. Mix the cornstarch and water, and stir into the salsa to thicken. Transfer salsa to sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headroom, and seal. Process jars in a boiling water bath 15 minutes. Store unsealed jars in the refrigerator.
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  • For more information on canning fresh salsa, contact your local university or county extension service.
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  1. 42 Ratings


My mom and I spent HOURS in the kitchen preparing this recipe that she thought would be fantastic (based on such good reviews). Guess what? No better than any old store-bought jar of salsa, and if you don't think your salsa should have a sweet taste, it's not even as good. I'll stick to fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, jalapenos, lime juice and cilantro. It's never failed me, and all my guests love it.


Excellent recipe! Just like mom makes haha!! Fantastic taste and nice chunky texture. Way better than store bought. I love how easy it is to accomodate everyone's taste; you can make it hotter or milder just by varying the types and amount of peppers used. The jars store well and last a very long time. I make this recipe all the time. It is a healthy low fat condiment that goes well on everything from scrambled eggs to hot dogs. Well done KB CountryGirl!! ;-)


Very good salsa, but VERY important note: let the salsa sit in the jars for several days before opening. I opened a jar the day after canning and my first impression was "ok". I opened another jar 5 days later, and let me tell you, the flavors really came out. I don't know if waiting longer than 5 days helps, I ate it all within a week!