- Yields: 5 Pints
1Wash tomatoes. Scald 3 minutes in boiling water. Dip into cold water. Cut out cores. Remove skins. Cut into halves or quarters. Blend in blender or food processor to smooth consistency (puree). This should yield about 10 cups tomato puree. If using commercially canned tomatoes, drain liquid.
2COMBINE pureed tomatoes, sugar and Mrs. Wages® Pasta Sauce Mix in a large non-reactive saucepan. Do not use aluminum. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Pasta Sauce is ready!
3Serve it! Use immediately or pour into containers and let cool. Store covered in refrigerator up to 1 week.
4Freeze it! Pour into freeze-safe containers and let cool. Store covered in freezer up to 1 year. Store thawed product in refrigerator up to 1 week.
5Can it! Prepare home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Pour hot sauce into clean hot pint canning jars, leaving 1-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim and cap each jar as it is filled. Process jars for 40 minutes* in boiling water bath canner. Turn off heat, carefully remove canner lid, and let jars stand for 5 minutes in canner. Remove jars. Let jars sit undisturbed to cool at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturer’s directions. If jars do not completely seal, refrigerate and consume within 1 week. Use shelf-stable product within 1 year.
*If fresh tomatoes are not available, use home-canned tomatoes or tomato puree can be made with four 6-ounce cans of tomato paste mixed with 7 cups of water.
Serving Suggestion: Brown and drain fat from ½ to 1lb of ground beef. Add 1 pint of prepared Mrs. Wages® Pasta Sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes and serve over cooked spaghetti.
Mrs. Wages Safety notes:
For canning safety, always consider your local altitude when calculating accurate processing times. Read this USDA guide for proper food safety and canning processing guidelines or consult the National Center for Home Food Preservation’s Guide 1 Principles of Home Canning. Also, prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Keep jars hot.
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