Renegade Taco Sauce

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A raccoon did a midnight raid on my tomato patch.  The Renegade Raccoon took a bite out of some newly ripe tomatoes and knocked some green ones to the ground.   
In an effort to salvage them, using other items from my garden and things I had on hand I created a taco sauce that was so good that I wanted to hug the Renegade Raccoon.
I decided that Raccoon Taco Sauce might bring up some unsavory mental images, and thus named it Renegade Taco sauce. 
You can include up to 1 pound of green tomatoes without any change to the end product.  I also used some Golden Cherry tomatoes in this particular batch, since I had more ripe cherries than we could eat.
·        3 pounds of tomatoes (see tomato prep page)
·        1 large bell pepper
·        3 cloves of garlic
·        ½ cup of white vinegar or lemon juice
·        2-6 jalapenos
·        1 large onion
·        1 can of tomato paste
·        3 tbsp chili powder
·        1 tbsp cumin
·        ¼ cup cilantro leaves
·        1 teaspoon of salt
1.      Use your food processor and puree the tomatoes, peppers, garlic, cilantro leaves and onion.
2.     Pour the puree into a stock pot and stir in the remaining ingredients.
3.     Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat.  Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
4.     Taste time – check to see if the spices need adjustment.
5.     Ladle the hot sauce into prepped pint jars.
6.     Process the jars in a hot water bath for 20-25-30 minutes – be sure to adjust for altitude.
makes approximately 4 pints. 
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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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