So I joined this site about a week ago when I was about to make some salsa and can it. I came looking for recipes but couldn't find anything but, also did not spend lots of time searching through forums. I wanted a "traditional" Mexican salsa. Not one that goes through the blender or food processor but more of a chunky type salsa. My husband and I decided we wanted a "Pico de gallo salsa". We wanted something that was chunky and flavorful like pico de gallo but also had some juice too it.
I found this recipe below and followed it to a "T" except where it says "optional" I omitted these. Now this salsa tasted GREAT as I was cooking it. However, after putting it in jars and the jars sealing, it tastes, for lack of better words, like crap! This is so similar to the salsa we've made to eat in one day that I thought it wouldn't be bad in a jar sealed for later eating. However, it is so disgustingly sour that I do not know how to fix it. It is not sour from the tomatoes but sour from the lime juice. The sour is very biting and can be tasted on the middle back of the tongue. Is there a way to fix it and re-can it? (with new lids of course).
7 quarts paste tomatoes, peeled, cored and chopped
12 whole long chilies peeled, seeded and chopped
5 cups onion chopped
2 jalapenos seeded and finely chopped
6 cloves garlic minced
2 cups bottled lime juice
2 TBSP salt
1/2 TBSP red pepper
2 TBSP ground cumin (optional)
3 TBSP oregano leaves (optional)
2 TBSP cilantro (optional) Only optional item I put in the recipe
any feedback you can provide will greatly be appreciated