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Very Hot Salsa

Servings: 4
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Laura Thoenen, mother of Jared and Noah of Thoenen Produce, shared this pressure cooker recipe for her hot salsa.  Grab some tomatoes from the Thoenen's and whip up this spicy recipe!


  • 30 tomatoes medium
  • 2 cup onion
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 2 cups jalapenos if you want it mild 1/2 to 1 cup, to desired taste
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 4 TBSP salt
  • 4 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1/2 TBSP cilantro optional


Core and cut out bad spots on tomatoes. Scald briefly in boiling water. Remove, drop in ice water bowl, and remove skin. Chop tomatoes in food processer, just long enough to achieve your desired chunkiness. Pour the tomatoes in to a big non-stick pot. Cook for an hour. Drain excess juice off. I use a wire basket and a cup to push the tomatoes down to release the juice. After draining the juice, chop onions, bell peppers and jalapenos, and add to drained cooked tomatoes. Add brown sugar, vinegar, salt and garlic powder. Cook for a few hours stirring often. If you find it is has too much juice, remove excess juice through a strainer. Can in a pressure cooker.

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