Homemade, original salsa makes good gifts, freezes safely and can be enjoyed with a myriad of foods.
1. In a large sauce pan, cook tomatoes, uncovered, over medium heat 20 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid. Return to the pot.
2. Stir in green peppers, onions, red pepper, celery, garlic, jalapeno, tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, salt, hot pepper sauce and reserved tomato liquid. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, 1 hour, stirring frequently. Store in refrigerator for up to one week or freeze.