Monday, September 28, 2009

Absolute Homemade Spaghetti Sauce!

Homegrown Ingredients :

4-5lbs pureéd tomatoes - a great variety of what I had in my garden...Roma is best, but I only had 2 this time
LARGE head of garlic - equal to about 15 cloves diced
10 small green bell peppers diced
15 small carrots chopped
handful of chopped parsley leaves
handful of chopped oregano leaves
medium red onion
two twigs of celery - yes! I FINALLY have some celery ready in my garden...its only taken 9 months since starting it from seed. :D

Ingredients I did not grow :
1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
3 T - white sugar
1 T each of - Marjoram, Thyme, Bay Leaves, Sage, Rosemary, & Basil
1 T black ground pepper
1 T salt
1/2 of a 46oz bottle of veggie juice - for thicker sauce also use some tomato paste - around 24oz
1 lb package of mushrooms sliced & chopped

Put all ingredients into a large pot. Simmer on low for 30-45 minutes, long enough for some of the liquid to cook down a little & release the flavors. After simmering separate into containers with lids...if canning you must can it in a pressure cooker, I don't have a pressure cooker, so will be freezing mine...I leave it on the counter to cool overnight before transferring it into my freezer.


This made 5 jars of spaghetti sauce - I re-used the jars I'd saved from buying my spaghetti sauce in the past. It really looks YUM-TACULAR!

I'll post pictures of the finished product when I find my camera.

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