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Salsa recipe for canning - Canned salsa in a white bowl surrounded by jalapenos, tomatoes, and garlic.

Salsa Recipe For Canning

This Salsa Recipe For Canning is one item that I always try to keep on hand. This canned salsa recipe is my all-time favorite! It thick and chunky and has so much flavor. We use this salsa in anything from taco soup, and chili, to chips and salsa
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Sauce, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 96
Calories 11 kcal


  • Water bath canner, and a large stock pot.


  • 8 Cups Chopped tomatoes
  • Cups Chopped onions
  • Cups Chopped green peppers
  • ½ Cup Seeded and diced jalapenos
  • 6 Cloves Garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tsp Black pepper
  • 1/8 Cup Canning Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Vinegar
  • 1 15oz Can(s) of tomato sauce
  • 1 12oz Can(s) of tomato paste
  • 1 Bunch FRESH cilanto


  • Wash and dice 8 cups of tomatoes. If you are using a thicker skin tomato I would recommend removing the skin.
  • Chop 2 1/2 cups of onions.
  • Dice 1 1/2 cups of green peppers.
  • Chop 1/2 cup of jalapenos.
  • Mince 6 cloves of garlic.
  • Combine all ingredients into a large stockpot and low. You can also use a turkey roaster, which is like an extra-large crock-pot. (make sure roaster can get the salsa to a boil).
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cumin, 2 teaspoons of black pepper, 1/8 cup of canning salt, and 1/3 cup of vinegar.
  • Mix in 1(15oz) can of tomato sauce, and 1 (12oz) can of tomato paste.
  • Mix all ingredients together and boil for 20 mins.
  • Seal in jars and cook in a hot water bath for 20 mins.
  • Remove jars from the water bath and place them on a dishcloth to cool.
  • Before storing salsa make sure the lid has sealed.


Canned salsa has a shelf life of about a year. Make sure to label the salsa with a month and a year and store it in a cool dark place.
Try canning outside with a camp stove. It will eliminate all the additional heat and smell  from your home that canning can create.
To avoid mineral build up add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to your water bath.
*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline


Calories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 2.5gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.05gSodium: 148mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 5mg
Keyword Canned Salsa, Salsa Recipe For Canning
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