Sunday, September 12, 2010

Slow Cooker Salsa

Oh so good Slow Cooker Salsa. I LOVE mine SPICY!

14 tomatoes(I use Romas) peeled, seeded and chopped(** peeling tip below)
2 sm cans tomato paste
2/3 cup hot sauce
2 TB white vinegar
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 each yellow, red and green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
4 jalapeƱos, chopped(seeds in or out for you heat preference)
1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and chopped
2 banana peppers, seeded and chopped
1 large white onion, chopped
1 large red onion, chopped
1 small bunch cilantro
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
I add about 1.5 tsp chipotle powder too

More peppers to taste....I got some green hot peppers....dont know what exactly they are but they do have a lovely kick!!

Oh and for this batch I could not find a decent yellow bell so I used a lilac bell instead

Combine all in a 6 quart slow cooker(Slow cooker liner recommended!!)
 Toss gently and set to low
Cook for 4-6 hours

I run my immersion blender through it to break up the large chunks.

Ladle into clean pint jars(you can do quarts, I prefer pints) and can with your preferred method!!

I got 5 and 1/2 pint jars

***Tomato Peeling Tip:

Place the tomatoes in boiling water for 45 seconds, then remove and immediately place in ice water.
Proceed with peeling and watch those skins slip right off!


  1. Son of a fruit Monkey!!
    Slow cooker salsa! hmmm! Never thought about it.
    The one I'm going to post next week cooks on the stove until boiling & thickens, but than again mines for canning. Is this one able to be canned? This is neat.
    Another thing is, Was yours chunky? I didn't have a food processor and I chopped everything, mine came out to a resturant kinda style. You know? I think you'd be the only one who understood that, it's not runny, but it's not, chunky, it's somewhere in between. Does that even make sense? I'm rambling. Anyways, very good job, I love Salsa & am making an entirely new batch as everyone stole my last batch! all 12 cans! haha

  2. It is chunky at first but I run my hand held immersion blender through it. We like it smoother.