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Fiesta Salsa

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Fiesta Salsa
Whether you want to make a couple of jars or a lot, Ball® Fiesta Salsa Mix makes it easy. Turn your tomatoes into a fresh fiesta of flavor.

You will need:

2 lbs fresh tomatoes (about 6 medium) to yield 4 1/2 cups finely diced
3 Tbsp white vinegar (5% acidity)
1/4 cup Ball® Fiesta Salsa Mix - MIX WELL BEFORE MEASURING
2 Ball® Pint (16 oz) Fresh Preserving Jars with lids and bands

Don't have fresh tomatoes? Use 3 cans (14.5 oz each) petite diced tomatoes.

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Directions:

Prepare Fiesta Salsa
1. COMBINE tomatoes, vinegar, and Ball® Fiesta Salsa Mix in large saucepan. 
2. HEAT to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. 
4. PACK based on ENJOY NOW or FRESH PRESERVE Steps below
    Enjoy Now (Refrigerate up to 3 weeks)
    1. COOL to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
    2. LADLE salsa into jars.
    3. REFRIGERATE salsa for up to 3 weeks or serve immediately.

    -OR-

    Fresh Preserve (Store up to 1 year)
    1. PREPARE canner, jars, and lids according to manufacturer's instructions. 
    2. LADLE hot salsa into jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight. 
    3. PROCESS in boiling water canner for 35 minutes, adjusting for altitude.*

    *Increase processing time: 5 minutes for 1,001 to 3, 000 ft; 10 minutes for 3,001 to 6,000 ft; 15 minutes for 6,001 to 8,000 ft; 20 minutes for 8,001 to 10,000 ft.