quick salsa canning question

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Smoky73, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    I am boiling some salsa now but I used tomatoes I canned a year or so ago so it seems pretty runny. Anyway to thiken it up so I can can it as salsa? I drained as much liquid as I could, and I added a bit of cornstarch, should I just keep boiling it down?
  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    I answered on the canning thread.
  3. CCFarms9559

    CCFarms9559 Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Jeffersontown, Ky
    Just add some tomato paste and can as normal.
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    well, I did end up adding a small tomato paste, and now will be waiting till its done in the water bath. I set some aside for my hubby to try. I just usually end up buying the packages of salsa mix as my first attempt at salsa years ago did not go well, too vinegary. But, I still am using fresh ingredients, just premixed seasonings.

    I hope it turns out okay, seems like canning always makes things more watery.

    I did 3 more jars of dilly beans today though.
  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    You can not add any thickeners like corn starch or flour. It will not be safe to can! I hope you used a canning salsa recipe, because it is consumed with out boiling first (when opening after storage) you have to make sure you are using a safe recipe.

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