Recanning Large jars?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by caspernc, May 11, 2011.

  1. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK call me weird, but I can buy a gallon of salsa that I love but can't possibly eat before it goes bad. Can I recan it into pint jars?
     
  2. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump.....anyone?
     
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally, I wouldn't think it's safe. Salsa is one of those "borderline" things that you aren't supposed to mess with the recipe (I just double checked this on a canning site). I have no idea what it would do to reheat it again & recan it. It's not worth risking food poisoning to find out.
     
  4. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could freeze it in smaller quantities - but it might change the consistency and be a little more watery. Excess water could be drained off if you prefer. If it is a commercial salsa, it has already been processed and heated, so it's not like you would have to heat it yourself before you freeze it (to stop enzyme action of the vegetables).

    I would not try to can it in smaller jars, too risky. And unfortunately, salsa is not something that keeps a long time in the frig. You could also use it in recipes and freeze, like make a few pans of enchiladas, bake them and freeze in plastic containers for future meals. You could share it with others before it goes bad if you don't want to try freezing it.

    I make my own pizza sauce using tomato paste and diced canned tomatoes mixed together, put in smaller jars and freeze. Works just fine.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  5. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can salsa ALL the time; but NEVER a commercially prepared one that is in large jars (or even small ones for that matter)

    I'd freeze it :)
     
  6. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. I'll freeze it. And this summer I'm going to try to make some on my own so I can can it.
     

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