I love PASTA!
And what goes with Pasta? Homemade Spaghetti Sauce!
Earlier this summer, I got the thought in my head
to can some homemade Spaghetti Sauce.
So, I pulled out all the frozen tomatoes
I had and gave it a try.
My house smelled so good while cooking the sauce down.
All I could think about was fresh sauce
on a great big bowl of pasta!
I wonder if I have any Italian in me?!
I only got 6 quarts,
but I will be making more this fall.
Here is the recipe I used:
2 onions, chopped
2 green or red bell peppers
4 cloves of garlic
2 (12oz.) cans of tomato paste
2 Tbsp. Oregano
2 Tbsp. Basil
1 Tbsp. Rosemary
1 Tbsp. Thyme
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire
Prepare your water canner and get the water boiling.
Sterilize your canning jars and
have them warming in the oven.
Begin by adding your tomatoes
to a pot with about a 1/2 c. water.
Boil over low heat, reduce and simmer
for about 20 minutes.
Add in the tomato paste. Stirring well.
Strain sauce to remove all the tomato peels.
Add back to pot and add in the onion, bell peppers and garlic.
Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir constantly.
Now add in the oregano, rosemary, thyme,
basil and Worcestershire.
Still until combined.
Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Grab your quart jars and add in
2 Tbsp. lemon juice to each jar.
Using your canning funnel,
fill each warm jar with the sauce.
Wipe jars and place on the lids.
Place your jars into the water bath canner
and boil for 45 minutes.
Remove from canner and let rest overnight
to ensure proper sealing.
I guarantee you won't want
store bought spaghetti sauce again!