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    How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Makin da Tomato Sauce

    Last week we made Da Sauce.... This is something that we do once a year, It’s a Family Tradition, we make a few hundred jars of tomato sauce and divide them up between us, we usually wind up with over a years supply of da sauce per household.
    We start at 7am and normally finish at midnight,, it’s a long day and lots of work but it’s a family thing and the sauce is lip smacking good.

    It starts with fresh bushels of tomatoes, then then they are placed into a bucket of water,, we wash each tomato and cut out any imperfections,, after we wash and cut out the imperfections, we then place the tomatoes into a large pot to boil, we boil the tomatoes till they get soft and the skin breaks,, we then take the boiled tomatoes and place them on a homemade ramp that is on an angle,,, we then poke the tomatoes allowing them to release the water, This will make your sauce nice and thick and not watery, the water will run down the ramp and be discarded..

    After we get rid of the water, we place the tomatoes into the machine,, this machine will remove all of the tomato skin and seeds,,
    we run the seeds and skin through the machine a second time and then place the in a bucket to be discarded,, if there is someone that we want to mess with, we throw the seeds and skin into their yard,,, next season they will have a bazillion tomatoes growing in their yard..

    The pure tomato juice will then be placed into another large pot and brought to a boil,,, Then we set up the mason jars,,
    place 2-3 basil leaves and some Kosher salt or sea salt into each jar,,, When the sauce boils, we quickly fill the mason jars and seal them,,, we place the hot glass jars into a case and cover them with a blanket so that they don’t cool too fast,, when done,, we leave them to cool for 3 days and then distribute them amongst the Family,, How does the fresh sauce taste? Yum Yum Gimme Some!!

    There is also another way, Some like to clean the tomatoes, quarter them and run them through the machine, fill the mason jars and boil the actual jar, place 4 potatoes in the water with the jars, when the potatoes are done, the sauce is done,, we have done both methods and both produce Yummy Sauce……

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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Washing Da Tomatoes
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    Boiling Da Tomatoes after washing them and cutting out the imperfections
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    Boiled Tomatoes being transferred to the ramp and poked to remove the water

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    The drained water
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    From the ramp into the machine
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    Video of the machine working

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    From the machine into the bucket and from the bucket into the large pot to boil

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    The peel and the seeds removed

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    Preparing the jars for sea salt and basil after washing and drying each one of them

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    After the sauce comes to a boil, fill the jars and seal quickly, one person fills and one person seals

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    Pack the filled hot jars and cover ASAP

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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Clean up, pack up everything and sit down for a glass of well deserved wine

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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Whew!.... man, y'all go through a lot of work for that.

    AND...I have never heard of anyone putting up tomato "sauce". Y'all gotta be Italiano..or Greek?
    I'll bet you folks are tired when its over!

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    We dip our raw tomatoes in hot water to loosen the skins. Remove the skins, then all the rest of the tomato is cut- perhaps quartered- dropped in a pot to get hot. We heat out jars in the oven. Then we dip the hot tomato, juice, seeds and all and put it in the hot jars and seal immediately- set aside to cool.

    Yall make sauce to put up...we do the whole tomato.
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    Heck..if we had that many kin folk working in that tight a space all day....we'd half kill each other before sun down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brojohn View Post
    Whew!.... man, y'all go through a lot of work for that.

    AND...I have never heard of anyone putting up tomato "sauce". Y'all gotta be Italiano..or Greek?
    I'll bet you folks are tired when its over!

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    We dip our raw tomatoes in hot water to loosen the skins. Remove the skins, then all the rest of the tomato is cut- perhaps quartered- dropped in a pot to get hot. We heat out jars in the oven. Then we dip the hot tomato, juice, seeds and all and put it in the hot jars and seal immediately- set aside to cool.

    Yall make sauce to put up...we do the whole tomato.
    Yep, it sure is a long day and a lot of work, the way that we do it is Italiano style ,, we only use the whole tomato when we jar whole cherry tomatoes, Your way sounds very interesting, Brojohn, I've never thought of heating the jars in the oven and dropping the whole peeled tomato in, gonna have to try that sometime..
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    Quote Originally Posted by brojohn View Post
    Heck..if we had that many kin folk working in that tight a space all day....we'd half kill each other before sun down!

    The wine helps keep the peace between us
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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Homegrown tomatoes, boil one minute, put in ice water, peel, core, quarter, pressure can. Made spehgetti yesterday. Never made sauce

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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer1270 View Post
    The wine helps keep the peace between us

    Aha!....sooo...... thats why those Italians are always laughing........cause that are always drinking wine...so they won't kill each other!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brojohn View Post
    Aha!....sooo...... thats why those Italians are always laughing........cause that are always drinking wine...so they won't kill each other!
    Hehehehe,,, That about sums it up
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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Dang! It seems like yesterday that I was reading the post when you did this last time. It looks every bit as yummy as it did the last time bro. "drool".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakyak View Post
    Dang! It seems like yesterday that I was reading the post when you did this last time. It looks every bit as yummy as it did the last time bro. "drool".
    Thank Goodness we only do it once per year, Bro,, got me plumb tuckered out at the end of the day, But I must admit, it is well worth it, the sauce is Yum Yum Gimme Some..
    Gimme a call and I'll ship ya a couple of jars, Bro....
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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    That many people and resources. Should be making something useful like moonshine!

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    Re: How We Make and Jar Our Tomato Sauce

    Hammer, I haven't tasted it but I will give you thumbs up. Your family and friends won't run out of homemade sauce, well not until next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    That many people and resources. Should be making something useful like moonshine!
    Hehehe,,, knowing my Family,,, we would all be silly drunk by midday .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reginald Carstairs View Post
    Hammer, I haven't tasted it but I will give you thumbs up. Your family and friends won't run out of homemade sauce, well not until next year.
    Just say the word and I'll ship ya a couple of jars, RC!
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