Taco Sauce (Salsa)

Ann posted on 9-10-98

Taco Sauce (Salsa)

1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 small can green chilies, chopped
1 tsp. parsley flakes
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1/4 tsp. red pepper (optional)
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
4 Tbl. cornstarch
2 cups tomato juice (reserved from tomatoes)

Skin and core tomatoes. Bring to a boil and drain in a colander, reserving juice. Use 1 1/2 quarts tomato pulp. Put tomato pulp in kettle along with the next 10 ingredients. Cook together until onion and peppers are soft.

Mix last 5 ingredients until smooth. Gradually add this to the boiling tomatoes. Stir and cook until thick.

Put into pint jars and seal. Process in pressure cooker at 5 pounds pressure for 10 minutes or in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Makes 7 pints.

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