New Mexican Tomato Taco Sauce for Canning

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Another wonderful sauce from the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Guide E-323 for making use of paste tomatoes. They suggest using New Mexican Tomato/Tomato Paste Salsa for Canning if you have slicers or beefsteaks as they will make a very thin salsa if used in the below recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently
  3. until thick (about 1 hour).
  4. Ladle hot mixture into pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process in boiling water canner: 15 minutes for 0–1,000 feet
  5. altitude; 20 minutes at 1,001–6,000 feet; 25 minutes
  6. above 6,000 feet.
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This was the recipe I used last year to can my salsa. My family loved it, I did not. :( too much vinegar for me I'm afraid. I may use it again this year and tweak it a bit? Love the oregano though, that is a must...especially for a native New Mexican