Monday, September 12, 2011

Salsa Can It Be Fixed

After hours of work cleaning & cooking fresh veggies to make salsa I canned it. It smelled & looked yummy. I tasted it on some corn chips. It did not seem very hot as in spice hot. I thought maybe it needed time to set the taste. Well we tryed some today & it still taste the same. Taste like tomatoes. We dont like it. I was wondering if I opened the jars and dumped them in the large roaster & heated it again & added more hot peppers if it could be fixed & then recanned. I just started canning again after 20 years. In the past Gram & I canned together. I am on my own these days. In need of some advise from all you experienced ones.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. I'm no canner by any means but I wouldn't see why your couldn't fix your salsa and then reprocess it. The sealing part is the most important part in canning right? Let us know what the expert canners say. I am very curious if you can re-can this.
    Good luck,

  2. Yes, you can redo it, you must use new lids though, since the old ones won't reseal. I typed in Ball Blue Book Salsa on Google search. Several recipes came up, you might want to check out. The Blue Book is the best one for any type of canning. I purchased mine at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago. Hope all goes well for you.

  3. I don't think it would be a bad idea to retry the salsa. The recipe I have is from my sister - who's an expert canner and calls for the salsa to be simmered with the spices, then packed hot into jars and baked in the oven for 20 minutes at 250....Good luck! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Blue Ball Book has the best canning recipes and tips, something we do when making salsa is add hot sauce along with the hot peppers. Good luck and let us know how it turned out!!

  5. Hey there that old crow that is on my hutch is like a wax luminary...I got them from Sassafras hill is the link..
    have a good one.;)

  6. I bet you could reheat it. I don't think you can reuse the lids though. Good luck. -Steph-