A few years ago we stopped to see our friends in Sioux City, Russ and Susie. Don't you love it when people call and say they are in the area and want to stop by? Susie shared some of her homemade salsa with us. The salsa was excellent and one you remember. Last summer, I wanted to make salsa and called Susie for her recipe. Best laid plans...I never got around to making it.
Last Saturday I went to the Farmer's Market. It was a beautiful fall like morning. I spent more time than ususal walking around. Everything I needed to make salsa was available. As soon as I got home from the market, I went to the recipe file and pulled out Susie's recipe. I had everything to make the salsa except the beef bouillion. I'd planned to go to the store but decided to try a substitution, beef gravy mix. Hopefully it's close to as good as Susie's.
5 green tomatoes (I used 10 tomatillos), chopped
10 red tomatoes (I used romas), peeled and chopped
4 jalapeno peppers, chopped and seeds removed
2 cubes of beef boullion (I used 2 tablespoons of beef gravy mix)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 medium sweet onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
12 oz. tomato paste
Mix everything, except the tomato paste in a large saucepan. Cook 1/2 hour over medium heat. Remove from the stove and stir in the tomato paste.
Makes 5 - 6 pints.
I froze this in freezer containers so we can enjoy the fresh taste of salsa when it's snowy and cold outside.