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Grandma Hardy's Spaghetti Sauce

Grandma Hardy's Spaghetti Sauce

We grow lots of tomatos and canning this sauce is one very yummy way we preserve them and use them through the rest of the year
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  • 1/2 gallon(s) tomato paste - optional
  • 2 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 6 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 4 gallon(s) tomatos
  • 2 teaspoon(s) chili powder
  • 3 tablespoon(s) garlic salt
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 6 tablespoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) vegatable oil
  • 9 onions
  • 9 tablespoon(s) Italian seasoning

Grandma Hardy's Spaghetti Sauce Directions

  1. Peel Tomatos by placing them in boiling water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes or until the skin starts to crack, then core tomatos.
  2. Chop all ingredients into uniform pieces and place it into a large pot.
  3. If you are using the tomato paste cook for 1 - 2 hours on medium low
  4. If you are not using the tomato paste cook for 4 - 5 hours
  5. Place in sterilized jars and process for 20 minutes.
  7. The original recipe calls for 1/2 bushel of tomatos. Who ever has a bushel measurement around? We have estimated that 3/4 of a 5 gallon bucket is the equivalent of a 1/2 bushel.
  8. Grandma uses the tomato paste, I do not. I like the way the flavors intensify when it cooks a long time and I cook it until it thickens.
  9. If processed and stored correctly this will last on your shelf a long time.
  10. We use it as speghetti sauce, sauce to make lasagna, makes a great sauce for eggplant parmesan, and so on. Use your imagination!
  11. For more info on canning refer to the canning articles on this blog 

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