Adventures In Canning

Our CSA was running a special on Romas – $1 a pound in 25 pound increments … and my husband decided to buy 2!

Luckily we have fantastic friends who will work for tomato products.

Juggling Tomatoes @coreylatislaw.com

We washed all tomatoes and sorted them into questionable and beautiful.

Washing Tomatoes and Sorting them. @coreylatislaw.com

We started with the sun-dried(ish) tomatoes and sliced enough tomatoes to fill up both cookie sheets and all 6 dehydrator trays.

Dehydrating Tomatoes @coreylatislaw.com

Next we chopped the rest of the tomatoes. We started a slow cooker full of red sauce and set to making the marinara sauce.

Chopping Tomatoes @coreylatislaw.com

We followed Food in Jars’ recipe and used 9 pounds for each round of sauce (yields 4 pints per round).

Marinara Recipe, Food in Jars. @coreylatislaw.com

We used the food mill to process the sauce before simmering for a while. The flesh that didn’t make it through we ground into a paste with the immersion blender and froze. We  had left over tomatoes and made patatas bravas and sauce.

Marinara & Patatas Bravas @coreylatislaw.com

Yield

Canned

  • 8 pints marinara sauce
  • 4 pints dehydrated tomatoes in oil
  • 4 ½ pint oven dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 gallon chopped fresh tomatoes

Frozen

  • 2 quarts tomato paste
  • 2 quarts marinara
  • 2 quarts basic red sauce
  • 1 quart bravas sauce (we ate the other quart!)
 On top of all those products, we still had a gallon bag full!
Final Yield of Tomatoes @coreylatislaw.com

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