Easy Homemade Picante Salsa

On January 26, 2012 by Kelly

Thank you to Hunt’s for sponsoring this post and encouraging my culinary skills! Visit Hunt’s Signature Recipe Collection to find tons of delicious ideas for using Hunt’s tomatoes in your meals.

As part of my personal Get Real journey, I’m adapting some of our family favorite store-bought condiments into homemade recipes. The kids love Picante Salsa, so I searched around and found this Copycat Picante Salsa on Pinterest. The original recipe is for a copycat of a thin picante, but since we prefer a thick and chunky version, I’ve adapted it to use diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and added a green bell pepper and an extra onion.

Easy Homemade Picante Salsa


Kristi @ onceamonthmeals.com Adapted from Copycat Picante Sauce Recipe

Ingredients: cooking homemade salsa


cooking homemade salsa

Simmer salsa to reach desired consistency.

Place all ingredients into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduced to medium-low and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally and mashing the tomatoes until the salsa reaches your desired consistency.

Canning Directions:

Cool. Prepare 5 pint jars or 10 half-pint jars. Divide salsa among jars and process in a boiling water canner for 35 minutes.

Servings: 5 pints

Thank you again to Hunt’s for sponsoring my post. Find more ideas for cooking with tomatoes at Hunt’s Signature Recipe Collection. I was selected for this opportunity by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. #HuntsRecipe #spon


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  1. I needed a lower sodium salsa for a recipe for pulled pork sandwiches b/c the pork roast was baked with a very high-sodium rub. So I went mucking around the internet, and this recipe caught my eye. I think every salsa should 1) be cooked; 2) contain green bell pepper; and 3) contain lime juice..

    Since I had a limited amount of ingredients in the house, and it was the middle of the night, I.made 1/3 of this recipe, and it was DELICIOUS, and my 1/3 recipe only needed 1/8 tsp. of salt.

    Tonight I used the last 1/2 cup of it, and can’t wait to make the full recipe. It is REALLY GOOD!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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