Sunday, August 5, 2012

Crushed Tomatoes for Canning

I have been making crushed tomatoes this way since 2004. It is an easy recipe and you can make as many quarts as you have tomatoes. This year, I only got 4.5 qts out of the batch I made. These will taste great in chili or stew!

Crushed Tomatoes

Add 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt in a hot pint  jar, or 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp salt in a hot quart  jar.

Wash, peel and quarter tomatoes, removing cores and bruised or discolored portions. Place tomato quarters in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Using a hand blender, puree the tomatoes.  Put puree into the prepared jars.  Put hot lids and rings on jars.  Process in hot water bath 35 mins for pint jars, 45 mins for quart jars.

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing like opening your home canned tomatoes in Wisonsin in January.

    Miss that warm fuzzy feeling of seeing rows of canned goods in the basement. Used to do hundreds of jars when I lived on the farm and had two growing boys. Now that it's just the two of us I just freeze the excess.