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I know you’re probably getting tired of hearing about tomatoes, right?
But, then again, just think how I feel.
This week we finally got into canning tomato sauce. We’ve used this sauce recipe for a few years and we’re very pleased with the simplicity and taste.
Spaghetti Sauce for Canning
adapted from this recipe at Cooks.com
yield: approximately 9 pints
1/4 bushel tomatoes, cored, blanched, & peeled, approximately 32 cups (we use a mixture of Roma and what ever other red tomatoes Tim decides to plant)
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup oil
2 Tbsp dried parsley
2 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp dried basil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp salt
6 Tbsp sugar
24 oz. tomato paste
In an 8-Quart or larger pot, cook the onion and pepper in the oil over medium heat until soft. Add tomatoes and cook until very soft. (As you can see this recipe just barely fits in an 8-Quart pot.)
Add the tomato paste and mash until desired consistency. We use our immersion hand blender to make this really quick and easy.
Add seasonings and cook down until thick. We usually cook at a simmer for 8-10 hours. Process in a hot water bath for 50 minutes or in a pressure canner for 20 minutes at 10 lbs.
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