Monday, September 17, 2007

Aunt Sharon's Special Sauce

So, did you plant tomatoes in your garden this year? If so, I am sure you have plenty that you have no idea what to do do I. Let me recommend this delicious recipe given to me by Andy's Aunt Sharon. It yields about 7 qt jars. Yes, you can it, but don't be afraid! Canning is easy, just a little time consuming.

Prepare jars and lids by washing and placing in a boiling water bath.


14 c. skinless tomatoes
4 c. diced onions
2 1/2 c. diced green pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tb salt
2tb sugar
1/4 c. white vinegar (at least 5% acidity)
1 tb pepper
1 tb cavinder (greek seasoning-find it at the grocery store)

Boil 15 mins. After 10 mins remove 1 c. of tomato liquid and mix with 2 tb of cornstarch. pour back in to pot and boild 5 mins more. Ladel into hot jars leaving 1/2in headspace. Wipe rims and place lids and bands on jars. Process in boiling water bath for 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 12-24 hours to allow seal to form. Jars are sealed properly if lids have a concave appearance and do not give up and down when pressure is applied. Store in a cool dry place.

Now you will have fresh homemade sauce all winter long!

Get creative by adding in fresh herbs from your garden as well!

1 Comment:

shannon said...

That looks really good...I'll have to try it. Thanks for the link! Have you ever been to You should try it... I'm reading Dracula and Wuthering Heights!