When tomatoes are coming out your ears, there's only one thing to do…
Can them! So you can enjoy the taste of summer fresh all year long.
Although canning can reduce the level of certain vitamins by 1/3 to 1/2, overall, canned tomatoes are a very healthy food and worth doing. (I prefer to dehydrate, freeze, or ferment most other seasonal vegetables.)
Let's move on from plain old tomato sauce, though. It's good, but…
Here's how to can tomatoes 16 ways, including salsa, ketchup, soup, jam, spaghetti sauce, and more! Enjoy!
You want to can tomatoes… but how can you be sure it's safe and won't make your family sick? Learn how to safely can your tomatoes and what acid to use. (And you may be surprised to learn that heirloom tomatoes are NOT necessarily more acidic than hybrids!) Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
The next time it's taco night or you just get a craving for some chips and salsa, bust out your home-canned salsa that is just like the kind you get at the Mexican restaurant! Via KitchenStewardship.com.
Make some ketchup and enjoy it fresh today… Then can ketchup to enjoy all winter long! Via CommonSenseHome.com.
When the green grass and summer produce is long-gone, you can pull out your home-canned tomato soup on a cold winter's day and be so thankful you took the time to preserve those tomatoes! Via CommonSenseHomesteading.com.
Want to learn how to can whole tomatoes? This post shows you how! Via TheHomesteadingHippy.com.
Canned salsa tastes so fresh and delicious, you'll never need to buy salsa off the grocery store shelf again! Via Attainable-Sustainable.net.
Healthy, kid-friendly, just-like-Campbell's tomato soup — but so much better for you! Via MyHealthyGreenFamily.com.
Here's a slightly fancier way to preserve your tomatoes… a sweet tomato jam to enjoy with sourdough crackers, cheese, and herbs! Via Healthy-Delicious.com.
Remember how easy it was to open a jar of spaghetti sauce when you were in a rush for dinner? Experience that feeling again… by canning spaghetti sauce yourself! Invest time now, save time later! Via CottageAtTheCrossroads.com.
Fried green tomatoes are a Southern staple. Who knew you could can them — ready to fry?! Via PorchSwingQuilts.com.
Did you know most store-bought chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contain gluten?? It's true. But this version — canned at home — is not only gluten-free, it's way more flavorful! Via HomespunSeasonalLiving.com.
To have diced tomatoes always on-hand for adding to soups and stews… So convenient! Via ThriftyFrugalMom.com.
It doesn't get any simpler than this: easy tomato sauce to preserve summer's bounty! Plus, tomato sauce is SUPER versatile. Turn it into tomato paste, pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, and more! Via MelissaKNorris.com.
Who needs those expensive cans of tomatoes and green chilies now? Not you! 😉 Via TheKitchn.com.
New to canning? Here's a step-by-step tutorial with pictures so you can be sure you're doing it right! Via TheCozyCook.com.
Garden fresh salsa any time of year? Yes, please! Via WholeIntentions.com.
Do you can tomatoes? What's your favorite? Salsa? Tomato sauce? Or something else?
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