Canned Basil, Onion & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes

Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Our Canned Basil, Onion & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes are a great addition to our canning pantry. For several years I have noticed that the canned stewed tomatoes in the super market's have added pepper, both sweet and hot, onions, and garlic. I made a decision to make my own and it is delicious. I am so glad that I gave this a try, because I will making many more pints of this mix. It is a great base for Italian sauces, pair it with a soup or slow cooker recipe. I made pasta and just used the tomatoes right out of the jar. From Garden to Canner!


How To Can
Basil, Onion & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
We have about 25 tomatoes most of them 
are Celebrity, some are Big Boys, and some are Vintage. I am sure you will notice the brown cracks in the tomatoes, this is caused by the drought and very little rain, so when it did rain the plant drank the rain water to fast and caused the rings. The tomatoes are fine, because the peeling is going to be coming off.
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
The tomatoes are washed then plunged into a deep pot of boiling water.
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Let the tomatoes cook in the boiling water for about 1 minute until the skin starts to crack and peel away from the tomato.
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Carefully place the boiled tomatoes into a pan of ice water, the ice water will help the skin come off of the tomatoes.
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
After the skin has been removed from the tomatoes, 
chop them and place them into a deep stew pot. We need at least
 10 cups of chopped tomatoes for this recipe.
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
I am fortunate to be able to step out my back door to the herb garden and get as much Sweet Basil as I need.
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Place the onions, garlic, and basil into a food processor
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Pulse the food processor several times until we have a fine chop. 
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Add the chopped Sweet Basil, onion and garlic to the tomatoes in the stew pot. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and cook for about 1 hour.
Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Pack the tomato mixture into hot sterilized jars and place into a hot water bath canning pan, cover the jars with hot water. Bring the water to boil and boil for 20 minutes.

Recipe

Canned Basil, Onion, & Garlic Stewed Tomatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
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.

Thanks so much for coming to the country and spending the day with us today. Canning is an all-day adventure and it is so much more fun when we can share it with family and friends!  Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Miz Helen

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Comments

  1. you are so talented I may just give this a go, it looks easier than I thought thanks for posting this!

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