Monday, August 9, 2010

Tomato Sauce assistance needed!

On Wednesday, I plan to can two of my favorite foods:

Peaches and Tomato Sauce.

To be specific, Tomato Sauce is not one of my favorite foods, but pasta of any kind definitely is. Canning Tomato Sauce allows me to eat pasta more cheaply. How could that be bad?

Does anyone have any Tomato Sauce recipes they swear by? I've never made it before. I have the standard Ball Blue Book of Preserving recipe but I'm looking for other suggestions.

Calling all canners- Marina Sauce recipes please! :)

Now peaches, on the other hand- we got those down! I think peach slices are my favorite thing to can. They are easy, they can be pretty cheap if you can get a deal from your local farmer on a bushel, and they are DAMN good. Like obsecenly delicious.

I'll post the recipes I use (and some pics) after my adventures on Wednesday!


  1. hey! this is jen b. (from summer staff)...i don't know if you still need a tomato sauce recipe, but this one is from my boyfriend's gradma and is the only sauce we eat. i haven't tried to make it yet, but will this summer.

    1/2 bushel tomatoes
    3 lbs. onions (6 cups)
    3 green peppers (optional)
    6 cans 12. oz tomato paste
    1 1/2 cup oil
    1 1/2 cup sugar
    1-2 tbsp. paprika
    1 tbsp. basil
    1 tbsp. oregano
    1 tbsp. garlic
    1/2 tbsp. chili powder
    1/2 cup salt
    ----Mix everything together except the tomato paste; boil 1 hour then add paste.

    Makes 12 quarts
    these are the only instructions that i can find. she has brain cancer now, and we are caring for her, so i can't ask any questions & everyone in her family loves this sauce, so we're going to try to re-create it.
    good luck with whatever sauce you make! :)

  2. Here's a link to mine:

    Good luck!