Monday, August 5, 2013

Garden To Table Canned Stewed Tomatoes

Through out the year I use a lot of stewed tomatoes in my cooking, in casseroles, soups, stews and a paring with vegetables.  When we have an abundant tomato harvest, as we have had this year, we like to can and preserve as many of the tomatoes as we can. We eat and give away baskets of tomatoes through the season, but we always have enough to preserve.  This is a great Garden to Table recipe.

Canned Stewed Tomatoes


Canned Stewed Tomatoes
Miz Helen's Kitchen
8 Pints
Ingredients
20 Roma Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
5 medium onions, chopped
2 Green Bell Peppers, chopped
8 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups tomato sauce
2 1/2 cups water
8 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
Directions
Drop washed tomatoes into boiling water for 1 minute, remove and drop into ice cold water and skin the tomatoes, the skin should come right off if your hot water was boiling for 1 minute and the cold water has ice cubes in it
Cut the tomatoes over a very larger bowl to preserve all the wonderful juice
Place the onions, bell peppers and garlic in a food processor and  chop to a medium chop
In a very large stainless steal or enamel stew pot add the chopped tomatoes and juice, bell peppers, onions, and garlic, mix well
Add tomato sauce and water mix well
Add salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasons
Slowly bring the mix to a rolling boil stirring so the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan
Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot, cook for 1 hour
Pack the stewed tomato mixture into hot sterile jars and seal the jars with clean lids and screw tops
Place the jars in a hot water bath canning pan, cover the jars with hot water
Bring the hot water bath to a rolling boil cover and continue to boil for 20 minutes
Turn off the heat and let the hot water return to room temperature then remove the jars to a storage area where the jars can sit undisturbed for at least 24 hours. 
Allow to sit for 2 weeks before opening
Store in a cool dry place
Recipe Tip and Options
I like to use Roma Tomatoes because they hold up and are firmer, although other kinds will be fine, use what you have.
Never cook the tomatoes in an aluminum stew pot, the chemical's will not mix well,  the tomatoes will have a real tin taste
For the seasoning, you can add Basil, Oregano, Chili Powder, Cumin or any other powdered or dried spice to make Stewed Tomatoes for Italian, Mexican or any other specialty food.
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 Basket Of Mixed Tomatoes From The Garden




Waiting To Open Just One Jar Is The Hardest Part


  Happy Canning!

I just love it when you can stop by and visit with me. I have a couple of jars of Stewed Tomatoes for you so be sure and don't forget them.  Hope you have a great week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy


15 comments:

  1. This is something that I have never done, but would love to try. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. You are so lucky to have this right at your doorstep!

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  3. How cool!!! You remind me of my Mom
    And personally I think it's the best gift that you can give family and friends!

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  4. I am a little jealous of your tomato harvest Miz Helen. I think we ate so many of ours green this year (frying, relish, etc.) that we haven't had many ripe ones. This looks like a great recipe!

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  5. We had to leave behind our just starting to ripen tomatoes when we moved this last week :( It was my first good year of tomatoes too. I'll have to pin this for next season.
    thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  6. yay for canned stewed tomatoes!

    these look totally awesome!!
    thank you:))

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  7. We love doing this as we alway seem to get a bumper crop of tomatoes! Love opening them in the winter and using them as starters for dishes. Yummy! (visiting from Sweet Tea Social)

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  8. There's nothing quite like growing your own produce, and then preserving it, is there? I've never done stewed tomatoes. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I can't wait to try it out. Happy Monday to you!

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  9. Oh these look really good, will have to make up a batch as soon as my latest batch of tomatoes turn red! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a lovely basket of tomatoes! I am pinning your Stewed Tomatoes to my Camping, Canning & Survival board...thanks for sharing! I don't know what happened this year but the harvest of tomatoes has been dismal here. We've only recently picked our first ripe tomato. Apparently this was the year we should have allowed it to be fallow ground. Counting my blessings for what we have harvested! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  11. There's absolutely nothing like homemade stewed tomatoes, and yours look just scrumptious, Miz Helen. The recipe sounds delicious, and I like how you can customise the spices. I've pinned this post to our Hearth and Soul Recipes board. Thank you for sharing it!

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  12. They look delicious Miz Helen! You may it look so easy :) Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!!

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  13. Love this!! Makes me want a canner :)

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