The Amazing Story of the Wolf Point Salsa
By Kelsey

Posted: October 16, 2012

This is a salsa recipe that has a little story to go with it. The Captain went pheasant hunting over to Wolf Point a couple of years ago and was treated to what he calls “The Best Salsa I have ever tasted”.

Tom Flynn gave The Captain and Jens Gran a couple of jars of a sweet tasting salsa! They finished them off while staying at Ted and Joy Toavs, before they left town! He asked Tom for a couple of more jars. He then had to hide them from Jens so the salsa could actually make it home so Berny, his girlfriend could taste it.

The good news the salsa made it to Missoula and Berny loves it too! The bad news the salsa only lasted a few days. The captain then found himself on the phone to secure more salsa from Tom Flynn. He offered to send a couple of Guaranteed fishing lures for more salsa. He sent the lures but never received anymore salsa. All this happened a couple of years ago.

This year the Captain decided to grow just tomatoes in his garden in hope of getting the recipe from Tom Flynn to make his own salsa. The tomatoes grew fine but he could not get a hold of Flynn to secure the recipe. That’s when Ted Toavs came into the picture again. Toavs said Flynn is a tough guy to track down but he knew someone else who might know the recipe that actually makes the salsa with Flynn. Toavs got the ingredients and instructions and then called the Captain. The end result was a great tasting salsa made by Berny. So now the Captain wants everyone to know the recipe for the famous Wolf Point Salsa! And that’s the Rest Of the Story!


The Famous Wolf Point Salsa Recipe

 What You Need

10 pounds of tomatoes

1 1/2 medium onion (1/2 white, 1/2 yellow, 1/2 red)

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 garlic clove or 1 tsp minced garlic

2 bell peppers (green, red, yellow for color)

1/2 pack celery (diced)

1 3/4 cup cider vinegar

4 tsp kosher salt

1 tbl spoon basil flakes

1 tbl spoon oregano flakes

1 tbl spoon onion powder

1 tbl spoon garlic powder

3 fresh jalapenos  (leave the seeds in one)


What You Do

Simmer for two and a half hours. Place in the jars for canning and put in a hot water bath for a 20 minute boiling.