Phyl’s Salsa

Anaheim’s are very popular in Southwestern US Cuisine. Also called “New Mexican Chile”. These were developed by Dr. Fabian Garcia in New Mexico about 100 yrs ago who was seeking a chile pepper that was bigger, fleshier, and milder.

They got the name “Anaheim” when a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought these seeds to the Anaheim area in the early 1900′s. This chile can be roasted and peeled and used in recipes or stuffed to make chile rellenos just as the Poblano Chile.

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1 large onion, diced
10 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 large green bell peppers, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
2 Anaheim chile peppers, diced
2 banana peppers, diced
4 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced
1 (28 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water


In a large pot, mix the onion, tomatoes, green bell peppers, red bell pepper, Anaheim chile peppers, banana peppers, and jalapeno peppers. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, diced tomatoes, and brown sugar. Season with chili powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour.

Mix the cornstarch and water, and stir into the salsa to thicken. Transfer salsa to sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch headroom, and seal. Process jars in a boiling water bath 15 minutes. Store unsealed jars in refrigerator.

Serves 192.