Sweet Peppers in Tomato Sauce (Dads recipe)

Brenda Downey


My dad lives in the state of WVa, and every year, he loves to grow a hugh garden, and then make tons of recipes out of his garden vegetables and then can them in his canning kitchen. Many of his canning recipes are his own creation. This recipe is his most favorite, and he is always telling me that he has to make this recipe every year..since he uses it every day with all his dinners. The other canning recipe he gave me is also one of his favorite, and I also have it listed in my recipe box too (the greenbriar spaghetti sauce). I hope you enjoy this can recipe..we love it!

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1 bushel of sweet bell peppers
salad oil to cook peppers with
1 gal
hunts tomato sauce
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
sweet basil
bay leaves
1/2 tsp
ground cloves

Directions Step-By-Step

Remove seed and veins from peppers and cut into strips.
Fry peppers in batches in oil until about half cooked.
Drain peppers from oil and set aside.
Combine ingredients and bring to a boil.
Add peppers and cook until tender (about 2 hours on low simmer).
After it has simmered, fill clean sterilized jars to within 1 inch of top of jar. Put on cap, screw the band 'fingertip' tight. If too tight, then air cannot escape the jars while boiling or canning process.
Process in water bath:

Add filled and sealed jars in simmering water inside canner, and then bring up water temperature to a steady rolling boil. Make sure the water level is at least one inch over top of jars too. Also, add lid over canner while processing.

Process 35 minutes for pints.
Process 45 minutes for quarts.

Remove from canner. Let cool in draft-free area (cover with towels to be sure).

Let sit for 24 hours to cool down before storing.

Check lids to be sure they are sealed. (Press center of lid with your finger. If it moves and makes a "click", the jar is not sealed.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: English
Hashtag: #canning