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Makes about 60 oz

1.5 quarts of a variety of hot peppers (red chile, jalapeno, super hot)
28 oz can of diced tomatoes
1/4 lb tomattilos
1/2 lb roma tomatoes
1/2 white onion
1/4 red onion
1 yellow pepper
2 green peppers
8 garlic cloves
splash of white vinegar
3 T lime juice
2 T olive oil
1 t salt

Preheat oven to broil.

Boil tomatillos for 5 minutes. Cool, quarter and place in blender. Chop white onion and 4 cloves garlic and add to blender. Blend until pureed. Remove and set aside.

Roast/broil large yellow and green peppers and roma tomatoes in a glass pan until skin is crispy. Allow to cool and remove skin. Add peppers, tomatoes, chopped red onion, remaining garlic, lime juice, and olive oil to food processor and run until chopped and smoothed, but not pureed.

Clean, derib, and deseed hot peppers while wearing gloves. Finely chop.

Add blender mix, food processor mix, and chopped hot peppers to large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add can of diced tomotoes to pan with salt. Stew for about 2 hours or until reduced.

In the meantime, wash the lids and bands in hot, soapy water and allow to air dry completely. Sterlize jars by washing in hot, soapy water, then placing in the oven at 225 on baking sheet for 20 min. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; enough to cover highest jar by 1 inch.

Using tongs carefully remove each hot jar from the oven and fill with reduced salsa mixture. Using a funnel, fill to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe off rims with a clean dry paper towel. Place a dry lid on each jar and close finger-tip tight. Using tongs, place each of the jars in the boiling water and boil for 5-10 minutes. Remove from water with tongs. A proper seal will not move when pushing on the center.

 

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This relish has a smoky, savory quality, thanks to the chiles and garlic. Unlike most cranberry sauces, this one doesn’t require any added liquid.

Makes about 2 cups

2 dried chipotle chiles*
1 12-ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 small garlic clove, chopped
1/4 teaspoon (generous) ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon (generous) ground cumin
*Can be found at specialty foods stores, natural foods stores, and Latin markets.

Place chiles in medium saucepan filled with water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until chiles are tender, adding more water if needed to keep chiles submerged, 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on dryness of chiles. Drain.

Combine softened chipotles, cranberries, sugar, and lemon juice in heavy medium saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking until cranberries begin to pop, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, cinnamon, and cumin. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly and flavors meld, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Cool.

Remove chipotles. Stem and seed. Mince chiles and return to cranberry sauce; stir to distribute. Cover and chill. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 week ahead. Keep chilled.

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