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Old 12-09-2011, 07:19 AM   #1
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Making crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce

I have never been a big fan of canned food but I do always buy canned tomatoes/sauce.

How can I make my own from fresh tomatoes?

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Re: Making crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce

Romas or "paste" tomatoes make better sauce than regular "slicer" tomatoes. Stick them in boiling water for about 3 minutes then take them out and put them in cold water and the skins should be easy to slip off. Chop them up then simmer them until the liquid in them has reduced to whatever thickness you want. Sauce is going to take longer than just tomatoes obviously. Season to taste with salt and herbs. You can freeze it or can them in a hot water bath. Ball (brand) canning online should have more detailed instructions!
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Romas or "paste" tomatoes make better sauce than regular "slicer" tomatoes. Stick them in boiling water for about 3 minutes then take them out and put them in cold water and the skins should be easy to slip off. Chop them up then simmer them until the liquid in them has reduced to whatever thickness you want. Sauce is going to take longer than just tomatoes obviously. Season to taste with salt and herbs. You can freeze it or can them in a hot water bath. Ball (brand) canning online should have more detailed instructions!


I always put an X on mine before putting them in boiling water....and it doesn't need to be very long. Then put them in ice water. I squeeze some of the "juice" out of mine before putting in a pot.
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