Friday, May 29, 2009

Canning Recipes

To help light a fire under you, I thought we could share some of our favorite canning recipes.  For instance, I know Ginger loves to mix and match her berries and fruits when she make jam, and that Rebecca has a great salsa recipe her family can't live without.  Here is the very simple chili sauce recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation in my family:

Chili Sauce  (salsa Utah style):

36 large tomatoes 
8 large onions 
6 green peppers 
3 cups vinegar 
2 cups sugar 
1 tablespoon cinnamon 
1 tablespoon cloves 
1 tablespoon ginger 
4 tablespoons salt 
Peel and slice tomatoes. Add peppers and onions that have been chopped fine. Cook for 30 minutes, then add vinegar and spices and cook until of desired consistency. Seal in sterilized bottles. Makes 5 quarts. 

I will also be putting up a LOT of stewed tomatoes, but I would really like to get my hands on a good marinara sauce from scratch (nothing canned) recipe. 

Please, share what recipes you have, even if you've never before tried canning or freezing them.  All they have to be is made of vegetables and cooked.  Has anyone every tried freezing fresh salsa or pesto?

Penny Freeman
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