Barbecue Sauce for Canning

Recipe by Lois M
READY IN: 2hrs




  • Blanch, peel and coarsely chop tomatoes to measure 10 cups.
  • Combine tomatoes, onion, sugar,and cayenne in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil gently, stirring occasionally for about 1/2 hour.
  • Remove from heat and puree mixture.
  • Return mixture to saucepan stir in vinegar, salt,garlic, and spices.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil gently for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Fill boiling water canner with water.
  • Place 8 clean 1/2 pint mason jars in canner over high heat.
  • Place lids and seals in boiling water, boil 5 min to soften seal.
  • Ladle sauce into hot jars, to within 1/4" of top rim.
  • Remove air bubbles with spatula, and re-fill to 1/4" wipe jar to remove any stickiness.
  • Place seal on jar, and apply screw band just until finger tight.
  • Place jars in canner.
  • Cover canner, return water to the boil, process 15 minute Remove jars, allow to cool for 24 hrs, and check seals.
  • Store in a cool dark place.