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Just add chips! Our homemade chunky salsa recipe, featuring spicy peppers and fresh herbs, tastes way better than the store-bought kind. Rather than going raw, try this cooked salsa recipe with your next Mexican meal.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

1 hr 45 mins
4 hrs
5 hrs 45 mins
about 8 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • Peel, seed, and coarsely chop tomatoes (you should have about 14 cups). Place tomatoes in a large colander; let drain 30 minutes. Place tomatoes in 8-quart Dutch oven. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 45 to 50 minutes or until thickened (consistency of chunky salsa); stir frequently. Stir in Anaheim peppers, jalapeño peppers, onions, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Return to boiling. Remove from heat. Cover and chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.* Makes about 8 cups salsa.


For longer storage:

Spoon cooled salsa into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal, label, and freeze up to 6 months.