DIY: Freezing & Canning Tomato Sauce

After our adventure to a Produce Auction we had some work to do in regards to preserving this fresh produce for the coming months.  This is yet another DIY post related to the Produce we purchased with detailed information on the process we followed.

We purchased 20 lb. of Roma Tomatoes at the Produce Auction for $10.

First we boiled water and allowed the tomatoes to boil for 30 seconds - 1 minute to allow the skins to break open to easily remove.  After removing the tomatoes from the boiling water, we placed them in cold water.

We peeled the skins off the tomatoes and then cut them into quarters.  I did not remove the seeds from the tomatoes.

Then we placed the tomatoes in the blender to puree them (I currently do not have a food processor).

We preserved the roma tomatoes several different ways:
  • After removing the skins and cutting into quarters, we canned pint size jars of tomatoes.
  • Making tomato sauce by simply cooking the tomatoes for 2-3 hours until they formed a sauce consistency.  This sauce we froze in quart size freezer bags.
  • Making tomato sauce using a recipe from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle which you can find here.  This sauce we froze in quart size freezer bags and we canned in pint size jars. 

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