Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Snow and Tomato Sauce!

As you can see, we have a little more snow on the ground, the wet and heavy type.  A lot of it is gone already, but it is FRIGID!  So I decided before we run out of tomato sauce I would make more.

Sort of looks more orange than red.  I combined yellow and red tomatoes.  They had been canned in a rush several years ago and they are now sauce.  Here is the recipe I use from The Great Tomato Patch Cookbook:

Tomato Sauce
1/2 bushel tomatoes (16 quarts)      1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups vegetable oil                         1 cup brown sugar
3 large onions, finely chopped          1/2 cup salt
2 garlic cloves, split                          1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 sweet green peppers, diced            1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
4 hot peppers (optional)                    1 tablespoon basil
6 cans (12 oz. each) tomato paste     1 tablespoon oregano

Cook tomatoes.  Remove skins and seeds.  (A quick method is to use blender and make juice.)  Add remaining ingredients.  Simmer 4 hours; stirring so sauce doesn't stick to pan and burn.  Seal in sterilized jars or store in freezer.  Yields 10 quarts.

I just made a half recipe today so I will get about 8 quarts or so.  It seems my sauce doesn't cook down a whole lot!  I haven't had to buy Ragu or other kinds of sauces for years.  Hope you enjoy it.  Got to run!  Got to can my sauce!  Talk to you later.


Unknown said...

I cannot tell you how much "red" sauce I have had this winter already. It has become the ultimate comfort food in these nasty conditions.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

It is really a great solution ONG! Thanks for stopping by!

Jim Long said...

I love the smell of tomato sauce cooking! Perfect for a winter day.

Carol said...

I love making my own sauce from tomatoes I've grown. Unfortunately my tomatoes didn't do well at all last summer so I don't have much sauce. This year things will be better!!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

It was a wonderful day, Jim. Thanks for stopping by!

I have a backlog of tomatoes, Carol! I'm going to be busy for a little while. Thanks for coming by!