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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Home Canning - Delicious Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

You will need to purchase a hot water bath canner and some home canning equipment to make and can your own homemade spaghetti sauce. Once you have cooked the sauce you will need to follow the directions that came with your water bath canner for processing it. You can increase or decrease the spices to suit your own tastes.

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

20-25 medium to large ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large onion, finely chopped
2-3 bell peppers, finely chopped
2 cups of sliced mushrooms
3 teaspoons garlic, minced
2-3 teaspoons dried basil
2-3 teaspoons dried oregano
1/8 cup tomato paste (helps to thicken it up)

Wash your tomatoes and remove their stems. Scald them in hot boiling water with tongs for 30-45 seconds to loosen up their skins. Place them in a colander until cool and remove skins. Place tomatoes into a blender and process until smooth. Run the tomato sauce through a strainer or cheese cloth to remove seeds.

In a large stock pot combine your tomato sauce (puree) along with the rest of the ingredients listed in this recipe. Bring the mixture up to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer sauce over low heat for 1-2 hours. Ladle sauce into clean pint size or quart size mason jars and process in a water bath canner according to the manufacturer's instructions.