In a large pot, combine the first 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Ladle the hot mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
** When cutting and seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your fingers. And don't touch your face.