Canned Tomatoes

Donna Brown


This is the easiest way to can fresh tomatoes I've ever used and I've not ever had one to not seal. I recieved this recipe from a lady whose husband raises tomatoes to sell commercially.

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tomatoes, washed, peeled and hard centers removed

Directions Step-By-Step

NOTE: The easiest way to peel tomatoes for canning purposes is to cut an X in the top of the tomato (not stem side). Dunk them into boiling hot water for a few seconds, remove from water and peel comes off easily.

You can either leave tomatoes whole, cut in 1/2, or quarter them. Put them in a large pot. "Guesstimate" how many quarts you have and add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon sugar per quart of tomatoes. Better to have a little more than a little less, but don't overdo. Bring to slow boil and boil about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilize jars, flaps and rings. Ladel cooked tomatoes into jars, leaving about 1/4 in heading in jars. Seal. (You can water bath for 10 minutes if you desire.) They are great in soups, stews, chili, or to eat straight from the jar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy