Tomato Sauce....does anyone know how?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by kbarrett, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goal for this season is to put up some homemade tomato sauce for the freezer. Just a basic sauce that I can defrost & add to for spaghetti sauce and such. I have 4 plants in the garden & my neighbor always brings scads of them over. Does anyone have a recipe with detailed instructions of how to cook them down and whether or not my blender would be sufficient as I don't have food processor? The more instructions the better lol.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2008
  2. dedern

    dedern Out Of The Brooder

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    I do my own sauce every year. I used to do the hot h2o dip, to get the skins off. The acid will destroy your hands. As long as you get the skins off, take most of the seeds out. Put the meat so to speak in your blender. Add to pot with: fresh basil ,finely chopped onion, crushed fresh garlic,S&P. Bring to boil. there will be alot of juice so generally doesnt burn bottom of pan. Be careful though. I still use canning jars sterilized, dont fill to top, add hot tomato sauce apply lids loosely. Cool and pop in freezer. Always allow room for expansion in freezer or jars will rupture due to expansion. I add my tomatoe paste when making my choosen dish, along with the olive oil and simmer. Nothing like fresh sauce to bring you out of a winter funk!!!!! You can get an awsome tomatoe sauce machine online to separate the seeds and skin from the pulp. Makes the whole process a breeze,. They are about 25.00- Worth the investment in the time it saves. If you do get one ,put the seeds and skin through more then once. For a bushel of tomatos you will have about 3 cups of skin and seeds for the compost.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

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  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am growing roma tomatoes myself for sauce and paste
    they are meatier!
     
  5. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Forgive my ignorance, I've never been fond of eating raw tomato although I love tomato soup, sauce & ketchup [​IMG] My extent of using them fresh is slicing them for DH's sandwiches. To get the seeds out do you strain them or just cut them out?

    Thanks for the replies!!!
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    After I peel and cook the tomatoes, I crank them through a food mill. It takes out the seeds and stems and skin I missed, but doesn't waste any of the juice.
    After I cook it down to where I want, I run it through the food processor to smooth it out. You don't have to do this, I just liek the smoother texture best.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Alright, terrie, spill the beans. What are you cooking with HOMEMADE tomato sauce?
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I make and can pasta sauce. We make ketchup and killer bbq sauce with fresh elephant garlic and cherries. [​IMG]
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Send me some BBQ sauce woman! or at least the recipe. Please?
     

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