Mandarin Sauce/canning Recipe

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Mandarin Sauce/Canning Recipe

Marie Holfeltz

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@Cakeniteasy

I had my mandarin sauce recipe for years and it was SO good. It got lost when we began our kitchen reno and I had looked everywhere for it or for one like it but despaired of ever locating its twin. Then on a visit to see our best friends in Idaho, my friend mentioned she had canned mandarin sauce. I told her about the loss of my recipe and she said I could look at hers. Lo and behold! Identical to mine! Now THAT'S what best friends are for!! FYI - I TRIPLED EVERYTHING. YIELD - 16 QUARTS


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Serves:

depends

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

8 c
tomatoes
4 c
onions
4 c
green bell peppers
2 - 20oz can(s)
pineapple tidbits or chunks
6 3/4 c
white sugar
8 Tbsp
soy sauce
3 c
white vinegar
1 3/4 c
water - divided (1 c & 3/4 c)
1 c
ultragel

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain pineapple and reserve juice
2
Skin tomatoes and coarsely chop
3
Chop other vegetables in quarter-sized chunks
4
Combine all vegetables and pineapple in 8-10qt pan.
5
Add all other ingredients - EXCEPT ULTRAGEL
6
Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, and cook until onion and pepper are softened..approximately 20-30 minutes
7
When vegetables are nearly ready, mix ultragel with reserved juice and 3/4 cup of water. Wisk rapidly to mix thoroughly. It will be pretty thick.
8
Use a large spoon and add ultragel mixture into simmering vegetable 1 spoonful at a time, mixing thoroughly to dissolve gel into sauce. Keep adding until all gel is incorporated.
9
Cook, stirring constantly until sauce is thickened.
10
Pour sauce into clean, hot pint (or quart) jars. Leave about 3/4 inch head space. Wipe jar rims and attach lid and cap.
11
Process, 30 min for qts, 20 min for pints. I used the water bath canner because of the acid content in the sauce, but, if you prefer you can pressure as well. If using pressure canner, leave vegetables a little more crisp as they will cook when pressured.
12
Use this sauce over pork, chicken, rice, beef or veggies. It is really versatile and has a bright flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian