Garden Special Sauce

Garden Special Sauce Recipe

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Vicky George-Weimer


I got this recipe from my ex-mother in law, and it's one of my favorite tomato sauces. It's great on pasta, as a topping for baked fish or with chicken parmesan. Great way to use some of those tomatoes from your garden!


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1 Hr
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 qt
    ripe tomatoes
  • 1 qt
  • 1 qt
    onions, yellow, medium
  • 6
    sweet bell peppers
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 qt

How to Make Garden Special Sauce


  1. Dice peppers, onions and celery. You may use the coarse stalks and leaves if you desire. Place in large stock pot on stove and add the quart of water. Cook for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Peel and cut up tomatoes and add to stock pot. Add salt, sugar, and herbs. Bring to a boil.
  3. Place in hot, sterilized quart canning jars and process in boiling water bath for 40 minutes.

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About Garden Special Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #canning, #tomato sauce

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