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Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce by Ball Canning

Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce by Ball Canning

Ingredients

20 pounds tomatoes (about 60 medium)
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large)
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely minced, fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon Ball Citric Acid or 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice per hot jar
7 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands

Cooking Instructions

PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

WASH tomatoes; drain. Remove core and blossom ends. Cut into quarters. Set aside.

SAUTE onion and garlic in olive oil until transparent. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

PUREE tomato mixture in a food processor or blender, working in batches. Strain puree to remove seeds and peel.

COMBINE tomato puree and basil in large saucepot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until volume is reduced by half, stirring to prevent sticking.

ADD 1/4-teaspoon Ball Citric Acid or 1 Tablespoon bottled lemon juice to each hot jar. Ladle hot sauce into hot jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.

PROCESS filled jars in a boiling water canner for 35 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check for seal after 24 hours. Lids should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

Makes about 7 (16 oz) pints



Half Recipe

Makes about 3 (16 oz) pints

Ingredients

10 lb tomatoes (about 30 medium)
1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 large)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons finely minced fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon Ball Citric Acid or 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice per hot jar
3 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands

Directions:

PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

WASH tomatoes; drain. Remove core and blossom ends. Cut into quarters. Set aside.

SAUTE onion and garlic in olive oil until transparent. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

PUREE tomato mixture in a food processor or blender, working in batches. Strain puree to remove seeds and peel.

COMBINE tomato puree and basil in large saucepot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until volume is reduced by half, stirring to prevent sticking.

ADD 1/4-teaspoon Ball Citric Acid or 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice to each hot jar. Ladle hot sauce into hot jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.

PROCESS filled jars in a boiling water canner for 35 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check for seal after 24 hours. Lids should not flex up and down when center is pressed.



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