Lazy Gal’s Canned Salsa Made With Frozen Tomatoes Recipe

Lazy Gal’s Canned Salsa Made With Frozen Tomatoes Recipe

Lazy Gal's Salsa Recipe
Lazy Gal’s Salsa

How many of you are rushing home from work and some days stopping at the gym or grocery store on the way home? Always in a rush….always in a rush these days…….I love blogging it’s one of my hobbies and I love canning because I love fresh homemade food but I have realized that you can take short cuts just not involving the process of course.  You know my motto always follow the Ball Book it is truly the canning bible and or your local food and agriculture folks they often work at universities and they are very scientific and do not let anyone tell you otherwise if they do don’t trust them.  I will always have your back in this regard as food safety is a top priority for me.  

I hope all of you had a fabulous 4th of July holiday!  I know the Viking in my life and I sure did.  We have had visitors since last week and our last visitor in town leaves tomorrow.  It’s so fun to be a tourist in your home town.  We went to the beach a couple of times and the aquarium and a good time was had by all!  

It is so much fun to hang out with niece who now calls me “Aunti Ren”….so fun to see the world through her eyes.  So July means tomatoes in North Carolina and well last year it got crazy during football recruiting and all of the tomatoes I bought from the tomato farm and farmers market were put in the freezer for later use.  Well when I got the phone call that we had 50 lbs of fish that my Mom was fishing from Alaska from my son’s fishing catch (mostly halibut) on his dream fishing trip with his Grandma I thought I need to finally get around to putting these maters up LOL!   I plan on posting about his amazing catch soon!

Just to preface this may not be like any other salsa you have made because literally we leave the skin, seeds et….all in the salsa.  This is why a ninja or a very good food processor comes in extremely  handy! This is why I call it Lazy Gal’s canned salsa but I guess we all are looking for ways to save time and this recipe is still delish! Now if you don’t like tomato skins then that may be a deal breaker.

Lazy Gal’s Canned Salsa Made With Frozen Tomatoes Recipe


  • 10-12 cups tomatoes drained (We left skins on but you don’t have too.)
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green peppers 
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped or minced
  • 1 Cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/3 cups vinegar 
  • 2 tsp. cumin 
  • 2 tsp. tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes 
  • 3 Tablespoons pickling salt 
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons of honey to taste


  • Pour out all of the frozen tomatoes into a pot about 10 to 12 cups or so (this is difficult to estimate so you may have to go back and re-measure
  • Cook up the tomatoes until they are cooked all the way through


  • Drain the tomatoes 


  • Process all the tomatoes through the ninja/food processor until they are pureed fine and pour back in the pot


  • The Viking reserved the tomato juice and canned that as well for recipes/soups in the future


  • Process onions and peppers through the ninja/food processor (Pulse until they are all chopped) and place in pot


  • Mince the garlic or chopped if you prefer and place in pot


  • Chop the cilantro and place in pot


  • Add the vinegar, tabasco, honey, and seasonings including the pickling salt


  • Cook on high heat until it reaches a rolling boil and then keep on a good solid heat for about an hour so the flavors mix up well.


  • Process in canning jars per the Ball Book salsa recipe guidelines.
  • I hope you are all having a wonderful summer….stay cool and I wish you all a beautiful week. I also hope you enjoy this recipe…Until next time!


Karen Lynn

8 thoughts on “Lazy Gal’s Canned Salsa Made With Frozen Tomatoes Recipe

  1. Looks tasty!!My SIl used to freeze the tomatoes and just squeeze them out of the skins when she thawed them to use…..

  2. My husband and I just made this over the Thanksgiving weekend. Our garden kept giving long after we had stopped canning, so the frozen tomatoes were piling up. We made your recipe and WE LOVE IT!!! We have been making homemade salsa since 2002. This is the best ever. We followed your recipe exactly, only using dried cilantro instead of fresh and added a small fresh jalapeno in with the peppers. Made 8 pints plus 4 pints of tomato juice. Thank you so much.

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