Easy recipes for canning tomato sauce at home. Use your extra garden tomatoes to make you own delicious canned tomato sauce for use all winter long.
Also included is a recipe for canned Basic Tomato Sauce, and Provencal Tomato Sauce.
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Pack away some of the aromatic flavors when tomatoes are at their reddest and ripest by canning tomatoes into sauce or juice.
It would be a shame to put out all that hard work in the garden and not have a nice thick tomato sauce to show for it!
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More backyard gardeners grow tomatoes than any other crop.
In fact, this vegetable (technically, a fruit) may be the only plant grown by many gardeners with limited time, space, or green thumb!
This is hands down the best vegetable for canning.
When canned at the peak of ripeness, tomatoes are usable in many recipes which call for using fresh tomatoes.
Home canned tomatoes are certainly preferred over the tough-skinned, unripe ones you see offered in the supermarket.
Tomatoes can be canned whole or pureed and in other ways than "just plain".
The produce can be put up with basil leaves, a seasoning of green peppers and onion, or canned with okra.
The following is a traditional Provence recipe for canning tomato sauce that is absolutely out of this world!
The resulting flavor of red, ripe home grown tomatoes mixed with herbs, onion, and orange cannot be duplicated in any commercially sold product.
35-45 lbs ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup lemon juice
14 pints or 7 quarts
The amount of tomatoes needed depends on how thick you want your finished sauce. 35 pounds will make a thinner sauce. 45 pounds will make a thick tomato sauce. When canning tomato sauce, the lemon juice can be either fresh or bottled.
This sauce goes well with any pasta or rice, boiled chicken, or beef, on hamburgers or with meat loaf.
Makes about 5 pints.
Before canning tomato sauce, gather the freshest ingredients available to you.
6 pounds fresh tomatoes
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup diced onions
1/3 cup flour
½ teaspoon sugar
5 cloves mashed garlic
3 1-inch pieces orange peel
6 parsley sprigs tied around 2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon fennel seed
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon celery salt
4 tablespoons tomato paste
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