Chili-Style Salsa

With black beans and chili powder for an added pop of flavor, this salsa is great for a party or as an appetizer.

Chili-Style Salsa
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Process Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
6 pints


  • 3 ½ pound ripe tomatoes

  • 2 cup chopped onions

  • 1 cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • ¾ cup finely chopped, seeded fresh jalapeño chile peppers*

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 1 12 ounce can tomato paste

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 3 tablespoon bottled lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano or dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. If desired, peel tomatoes. Seed, core, and coarsely chop tomatoes (you should have about 7 cups). Place tomatoes in a large colander. Let drain 30 minutes; discard any liquid.

  2. In a 4- to 6-qt. stainless steel, enamel, or nonstick heavy pot combine tomatoes and the remaining ingredients. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  3. Ladle hot salsa into hot sterilized pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  4. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner 20 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.


Chile pepper contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

18 Calories
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 18
% Daily Value *
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7.6mg 38%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Folate, total 5.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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