Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A good way to can your tomatoes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot cook onion, celery and carrots in the oil until tender-around 20 minutes.
  2. Stir a few times.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, sugar and pepper and stir.
  5. Put through a food mill if you would like smooth sauce-whirl in a processor if you dont have a mill.
  6. Add remaining seasonings except salt and cook to desired consistency.
  7. Add salt, remove bay leaf.
  8. Pack into clean hot jars leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  9. Process for 45 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.
  10. There is no set amount of what your yield is as it depends on how much you cook it down.
  11. I boil 8 pint jars.
  12. You can freeze this also.


Most Helpful

I made this great recipe yesterday, Very yummy, easy to make. I did the hot water bath for 45 minutes. A very good way to use up those tomatoes in the garden & have lots of good sauce to use this winter. thank you for the recipe.

Barb G. September 23, 2002

A really good recipe for canning sauce. I did add hot peppers to mine because I like my sauce hot tasting. I will be using this all summer long!

Amy2 September 04, 2001

Our recipes are simular so I canned mine the same way.. It worked great. Thanks for the advise

TammieV October 13, 2002

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