Friday, August 26, 2011

Canning Week 2011: Recipes

For those more advanced canners we are featuring canning recipes for today's Canning Week Blog Party Theme. I will be sharing my recipe for Italian Sauce using Tomatoes, Onions and green peppers from the garden.  This recipe has a fresh taste with wild mild Italian flavors and goes great over pasta.
To start I use my food processor to finely chop up 1 green pepper.

Then I chop up 1/2 onion.
And 1 1/2  cups of chopped celery.
While I'm chopping I have about 24 large tomatoes on the stove boiling.  I will remove the skins and seeds and use my food processor to almost puree' these but I still like them to have a little bit of chunkiness to them.
Then I mix all the ingredients together in a large sauce pot on the stove over medium heat.  I add to this 1 Tablespoon basil, 1 Tablespoon Oregano, 1 Tablespoon minced parsley and 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Next I use a funnel and ladle the sauce into my hot sterilized jars; leaving 1 inch headspace at the top.
I wipe down the rims, add my lids and rings and process pints for 20 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure.  I used pints because this is a good size for Ott, E and I, but if you use Quart sized jars then then need to be processed for 25 minutes at 10 pounds pressure.
Be sure to check out what recipe Jen is featuring today on her blog, From Mess Hall to Bistro.  You can also check out our Facebook Page "from garden plOTT to kitchen pOTT" where we have been having some great canning conversations all week by interacting with other canners, asking questions and getting tips.  If you are on Pinterest you can check out my Canning Board with a collection of pictures from around the blogosphere.  Also feel free to check out our Canning Linky Party or link up a canning recipe of your own.  You can also vote for which recipe you like best and the winner will receive a Ball Home Discovery Canning Kit.
And what is a party without prizes?!?!?  Be sure to sign up for:
All giveaways end at Midnight on August 26th.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, August 27th!


Anonymous said...

like to can chinked vegetables for vegetable soup too!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your sauce looks very good, and I'm sure you'll love it for pasta or other dishes. My mom used to make Italian sauce too, so that is another thing I'd love to try canning someday. I've enjoyed learning from this party this week, so thanks for all the wondeful ideas.