TOMATOES: HOME CANNED SALSA AND TOMATO SAUCE

TOMATOES

CANNING YOUR OWN SALSA AND TOMATO SAUCE

CANNING TOMATOES FOR SALSA AND SAUCE

home grown tomatoes or fresh from the market

canning supplies

http://www.freshpreserving.com/pages/new_products/2.php?pid=292

Salsa

Mrs. Wages create salsa tomato mix, medium (my favorite) or hot

cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar (5% acidity)

4 tablespoons lime juice

1 cup chopped red onion

2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (more or less, depends on how hot you like it)

Sauce

bottled lemon juice

Directions

Follow instruction on the Mrs. Wages “Create Salsa” mix

For canning tomato sauce, just add 1 tablespoon of bottled lemon juice to each pint and 2 tablespoons to each quart.

Canning Instructions

Rinse tomatoes

Place in boiling water for 3 minutes to scald

Remove tomatoes from boiling water and place in ice water

remove the skins

cut out cores

cut into fours or break up with your hands

Puree

Pour into large pot and follow salsa instructions or boil tomatoes for sauce

Salsa

I love Mrs. Wages salsa mixes.  I think medium is the best.

Add lime juice and chopped cilantro

Add finely chopped red onion

Add red pepper flakes.

Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.

Continue with instructions on package.

Mrs. Wages

Sauce

Bring to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally

simmer, amount will reduce

pour lemon juice into sterilized jars

you can sterilize jars on the sanitize cycle on your dishwasher, for more info…

http://www.pickyourown.org/canningtips.php

Pour hot sauce into clean, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space.  Clean the rim of each jar with a hot wet cloth.  Cap each jar when filled.  Process in boiling water bath for 40 minutes and 1 additional minute for every 1,000 feet for altitudes greater than 1,000 feet.

Store up to 1 year

You can make Italian sauce, salsa and other delicious dishes with home canned tomato sauce

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Ralph ThompsonOctober 18, 2010 - 12:29 am

great post thanks

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