Homemade Copycat Pace Picante Salsa Recipe That is Perfect For Canning

Homemade Copycat Pace Picante Sauce is a favorite at our house.  We LOVE pace salsa.  But I wanted it to be a little healthier and I wanted to use our garden veggies before they went bad.
Small bowl of copycat pace picante salsa recipe with chips around the bowl and one chip scooping in the bowl. Includes a text overlay that says copycat pace picante salsa recipe
This Pace Picante recipe is a great one to use for canning.  You can make big batches of it and can it all in 1 day and have the salsa for the rest of the year.  It is easy to make and easy to can!  You can even make it in smaller batches if you are making it with garden veggies and don’t have enough.
 

I was so happy with how things turned out.  I used a copycat recipe for Pace Picante Salsa found HERE.  I changed the tomato sauce to 1/2 tomato sauce and 1/2 crushed tomatoes.

Copycat Pace Picante Sauce Recipe

  • Add all ingredients into a saucepan in order of ingredients list.
  • Bring ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over med-high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thick.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Ladle salsa into jars or airtight for canning or storage
  • If storing, store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator until serving.
  • If canning, follow the instructions below.

Step By Step of How is Pace Picante sauce made?

First I took all my tomatoes and peppers and an onion.  the tomatoes were cut in 1/4ths and the peppers and onion were diced.  It is important to include the seeds in the peppers with the salsa.  This is where most of the taste comes from.

Then I blended up the tomatoes and combined that with cans of tomato sauce in the pot.
Then let it boil on the stove until it thickens up.  (I made a couple different batches of this and noticed that you have to boil it a bit more the the recipe says when using the crushed tomatoes)

Printable Pace Salsa Recipe

Small bowl of copycat pace picante salsa recipe with chips around the bowl and one chip scooping in the bowl. Includes a text overlay that says copycat pace picante salsa recipe

Copycat Pace Picante Salsa Recipe

Melissa
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Large Saucepan or Stock Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 15 OZ Can Tomato Sauce
  • 15 OZ Fresh Crushed Tomatoes
  • 28 OZ Water
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion Minced
  • 2 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers With Seeds, Minced
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a saucepan in order of ingredients list.
  • Bring ingredients to a boil over med-high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thick.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Ladel into jars with air tight lids to can or store
  • If storing, jar in the refrigerator until serving.
  • If canning, follow the canning instruction below.
Keyword Homemade salsa, Pace Picante Sauce, Salsa recipe for canning

 I then put it in Jars and boiled water on the stove in the canner to seal the jars.  This takes a while to do so I started to boil the water just before the salsa was done.


When they were done I got them out and set them to cool.  When making large amounts of things so you can can them it is usually an all day job.  but you can plan ahead and make enough for the year so you do it once a year and then you are done!  it is very rewarding and fun!
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  1. That sounds like a great idea. I LOVE Pace salsa and had never thought of making it myself before. Where did you get your canner? I'd love to pickle some veggies this fall, but I would certainly need a canner for that. Can you find them at grocery stores?
    Also, do you know is the salsa recipe is for mild, medium or hot?

  2. The salsa recipe is really mild. I had to add more jalapenos to my second batch to make it a bit hotter. we like spicy salsa!

    The canner I borrowed from my mom who has had it for years! I saw canning stuff at Walmart this year though. will look for more online or in stores as well and do a food storage friday post on it in the future.

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