Renegade Taco Sauce
A raccoon did a midnight raid on my tomato patch. The Renegade Raccoon took a bite out of some newly ripe tomatoes and knocked some green ones to the ground.
In an effort to salvage them, using other items from my garden and things I had on hand I created a taco sauce that was so good that I wanted to hug the Renegade Raccoon.
I decided that Raccoon Taco Sauce might bring up some unsavory mental images, and thus named it Renegade Taco sauce.
You can include up to 1 pound of green tomatoes without any change to the end product. I also used some Golden Cherry tomatoes in this particular batch, since I had more ripe cherries than we could eat.
· 1 large bell pepper
· 3 cloves of garlic
· ½ cup of white vinegar or lemon juice
· 2-6 jalapenos
· 1 large onion
· 1 can of tomato paste
· 3 tbsp chili powder
· 1 tbsp cumin
· ¼ cup cilantro leaves
· 1 teaspoon of salt
1. Use your food processor and puree the tomatoes, peppers, garlic, cilantro leaves and onion.
2. Pour the puree into a stock pot and stir in the remaining ingredients.
3. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Taste time – check to see if the spices need adjustment.
6. Process the jars in a hot water bath for 20-25-30 minutes – be sure to adjust for altitude.
makes approximately 4 pints.
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