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 with...as 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.


SAUCE

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 dailylit.com? You should try it... I'm reading Dracula and Wuthering Heights!