I'm extatic that this year I actually got my tomatoes to grow and that I actually did something with them once they were picked. *small victories* anywho... rinse your tomatoes, and throw them in a large pot of boiling water.
After they've 'soaked' for a 5-10 minutes throw them into an ice water bath. This is to help peel the skin.
then transfer to a bowl
I seriously dislike chunky salsa so I blended the heck out of these suckers.
Let it simmer for a while getting nice and thick.HERE
Fill the jars 1/4 inch from the top and place in the hot water bath. Mom says you need to have a full batch to keep the heating even. I only needed to make 10 jars so in the second batch I just filled unused jars with water and sealed them closed. After the 20 minute bath I just dumped the water in the extra jars.
Then let them cool in a place where they won't be bothered, making sure to include space between each jar. Now sit back and listen to that fulfilling pop of the lid. POP!