Here are all the ingredients in the pot. Isn't it pretty?
And might I add that the tomatoes, green pepper and jalapenos were all from our garden! I did have to buy the onions because that's something that we've never grown.
Here it is simmering in the pot.
And here's the finished product!
Cousin Shirley's Sweet and Spicy Salsa
1 gallon tomatoes peeled and quartered
1 1/2 cups sugar (you can adjust the sugar according to taste.)
3 T. salt
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped bell pepper
1 cup white vinegar
1 7oz jar jalapeño peppers, drained (I used fresh and wish that I had left in more of the ribs and seeds because I wanted a little more spice. However, other family members thought it was perfect the way it was. You will need to adjust accordingly.)
Bring to a slow boil. Lower heat and simmer until thick (I simmered mine for 1 hour but Shirley simmers hers for 2. I like my salsa a little chunky that's why I simmered for less time.) uncovered
Heat clean jars, add salsa, and seal.
For me, this filled 5 quart sized Mason jars.