Spiked Smoked Salsa--

“Pureeing the veggies in the food processor makes for faster chopping time, no peeling of tomatoes and a finer chunk salsa. Always start with high quality organic ingredients. Plum tomatoes are a better choice because they are meatier and less juice producing a thicker salsa. Don't use over ripe tomatoes. The tequila can be omitted with wonderful results. But when used gives a slight smokiness. The smoky, woody flavor is more evident in Añejo tequila. Try Paradiso has a smoky, smooth flavor.”
READY IN:
1hr 40mins
SERVES:
128
YIELD:
16 8 ounce jars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pulse tomatoes in the food processor to fine pieces, place in a heavy large pot, heating over a high flame bringing to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile pulse in the food processor the onions and then peppers, placing both in pot. With food processor running add garlic, lime zest and meat, chili’s, and herbs. If you need add a touch of lemon juices to get a fine mince.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except for tequila and continue boiling for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tequila and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Ladle hot salsa into hot pint jars, leaving ½-inch head space. Wipe jar rims. Cap with properly pretreated lids. .
  5. Process in a boiling water canner: 15 minutes at 0-1,000 feet altitude; 20 minutes at 1,001-6,000 feet, 25 minutes above 6,000 feet.
  6. Cool jars in draft free spot.
  7. Check lids for sealing. label and store.
  8. Party Time!
  9. Serve with corn chips and icy cold margaritas!

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