It's really hard to avoid salsa when you live in Southern California. And you really don't want to avoid this Chunky Chili Style Salsa recipe. All Mexican restaurants, authentic or fast-food serve salsa.
Some are chunky (Pico de Gallo) while others are not. There are Spicy Salsa's. Some are red, while others are not. Some are fruity (Spicy Apple Salsa) while others are not.
What I really like about this Chunky Chili Style Salsa is that it has black beans in it (hence the chili-style reference). That one ingredient really makes a difference in this salsa.
This Chunky Chili Style Salsa recipe yields about 6 pints. I guess if you are having a big party it would be fine but if needed, you can easily preserve them in mason jars using the method I include below.
🍅 How long does Salsa last
While several factors come into play, homemade salsa will last 4 to 6 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze salsa in an airtight container or bag for up to 4 months.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot Are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Scoville Rating (Heat)|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000|
💭 How to seal Mason Jars
Using a ladle, fill sterilized mason jars leaving about ½ inch of headspace.
Remove any air bubbles by inserting a flexible spatula down the sides of the jars. Adjust headspace if necessary.
Wipe jar rims, place lids on jar and screw on bands finger tight.
Place jars in a large pot of boiling water for 20 minutes. Move jars to a cooling rack and let cool until the lids "pop". Do not tighten bands. Let jars cool for at least 4 hours. Test seal by pressing the center of the lid. It should not give. If it makes a popping sound, it has NOT been sealed.
For more great recipes with Roma Tomatoes, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Chunky Chili Style Salsa recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Roma Tomatoes, White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Jalapeños, Garlic Cloves, Black Beans, Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste, White Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lime Juice, Chili Powder, Salt, Ground Cumin, Dried Oregano and Ground Black Pepper.
🥣 How to make Chunky Chili Style Salsa
In a large pot, combine all ingredients making sure everything is mixed really well.
Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for approximately 20 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot. Remove from heat.
Using a ladle, fill sterilized pint-sized mason jars leaving about ½ inch of headspace. Wipe jar rims, place lids on jar and screw on bands finger tight.
Place jars in a large pot of boiling water for 20 minutes. Move jars to a cooling rack and let cool until the lids "pop".
Chunky Chili Style Salsa
- Large Pot
- 3 ½ lbs Roma Tomatoes, seeded & chopped
- 2 White Onions, diced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
- ½ Cup Fresh Jalapeño, finely diced
- 6 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 15 oz Black Beans, drained & rinsed
- 15 oz Tomato Sauce
- 12 oz Tomato Paste
- ¼ Cup White Sugar
- 3 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
- 2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- In a large pot, combine all ingredients making sure everything is mixed really well.
- Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for approximately 20 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot. Remove from heat.
- Using a ladle, fill sterilized pint sized mason jars leaving about ½ inch of headspace. Wipe jar rims, place lids on jar and screw on bands finger tight.
- Place jars in a large pot of boiling water for 20 minutes. Move jars to a cooling rack and let cool until the lids "pop".
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This chunky chili salsa is very tasty. Had a get together and everyone just loved it. Will put this recipe in my forever book.