Friday, April 28, 2017

Canning Rotel Styled Tomatoes and Green Chilies

Canning the bruschetta reminded me that we are out of Ro-tel, you know that yummy spicy tomato and green chili goodness that you mix with Velveeta to make queso?! 

Homemade Rotel

  • 9 cups chopped, peeled, cored Roma tomatoes (about 4lbs)
  • 2 large bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 8 jalapeno (or other hot) peppers, chopped
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. Morton Canning and Pickling Salt

Mix ingredients together in large saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. This will allow any water to steam/boil off and leave you with a thicker sauce. 

Fill hot pint jars with hot mixture, adding...
1 tsp. lemon juice per pint jar.

Tighten hot lids on to fingertip tightness and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. This recipe makes 8-10 Ball Pint Jars of Rotel. Rotel brand doesn’t have onions, but we like it with the onions.

These jars will be fantastic in Chicken Mexican Casserole or Southwestern Chick Soup or Taco Salad or added to a cube of Velveeta!  And again, the benefit of home canning your own Rotel tomatoes is no tin can taste; fresh produce; low sodium; and yummy goodness! 

Bring also these ten cuts of cheese to the commander of their thousand, and look into the welfare of your brothers, and bring back news of them. I Samuel 17:18

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