The Easiest Way to Can Fresh Tomatoes for Sauce10:07 PM
As a family of 8, we go through a lot of tomato-based products: soup, enchilada sauce, spaghetti sauce, and pizza sauce. But the cost to feed a family adds up, and our garden was exploding with tomatoes this year, so I thought I had better get over my fear or canning tomato products and start with an easy sauce recipe.
As it turns out, this recipe is the EASIEST. Anyone can do it. And the result is a thin but flavorful sauce that can be used as a base for all of your favorite tomato sauces. To make this, you'll need the following products -- in addition to your fresh tomatoes -- all available at Walmart in the canning aisle!
- Large stock pot or sauce pan (not aluminum!!)
- Boiling water canner with lid
- 7 pint jars
- 7 sets of rings and lids
- citric acid powder
- your choice of seasonings (I like Great Value Italian seasoning)
- Jar lifters
- Lid lifter
- Headspace measurer