Handy Recipes > Recommended Recipes: Tomato Sauces
Recommended Recipes: Tomato Sauces
Master Gardener Presentation Notes
Home canners frequently request recipes for canned mixtures of tomatoes, celery, peppers, and onions. In preparing such mixtures, it is important that the amount of ingredients with pH greater than 4.6 (peppers, onion, and celery) do not reduce the overall acidity of the mixture.
If the ingredient proportions of the following recipe are followed carefully, the tomato mixture may be safely canned using the process methods and times given for tomatoes. Do not add any more pepper, onion, or celery than called for in the recipe.
Minnesota Tomato Mixture (For 7 pints)
12 cups tomatoes, peeled & quartered
Simmer the vegetables for 10 minutes. Pack into clean, hot canning jars. Leave a 1/2-inch headspace. Apply two-piece canning lids and process. For 7 quarts, double the recipe and process.
Boiling Water Bath: Pints -40 minutes
Recipes to Use with Minnesota Tomato Mixture
1 pound hamburger
Brown hamburger, add Minnesota Tomato Mixture, and boil for 10 minutes. Add macaroni, mix, and place into casserole dish with cheese and cover. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove cover and bake 5 minutes more to brown cheese.
Heat or simmer 10
1 pound browned hamburger with
Chili Bean Soup
1/2 pound browned hamburger
Combine the above and simmer 15 minutes. Remove garlic. Serves four and "pass the crackers.�
Speedy Spaghetti (takes about � hour)
Brown � pound hamburger
Combine hamburger, Minnesota Mix, juice, herbs, and salt. Simmer covered 15 minutes. Place hot drained spaghetti in serving dish. Pour sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese or other hard cheese. Serve with hard roll or garlic toast and green salad. Makes 4 servings.
Best Ever Pizza
1 package roll
Prepare dough by package directions omitting rising. Divide dough in half and roll on floured surface to make two 14" circles. Place on ungreased baking sheet, turn up edges.
Combine Minnesota Mix, browned hamburger, oregano and spread on dough circles.
Bake in hot oven (450 degrees) 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cheese. Return to oven 10 minutes longer or until crust is done. Serve at once. Makes 2 pizzas. Other toppings can be added to the sauce as desired along with the hamburger or omit it, such as crisp fried crumbled bacon, sausage, chopped onion, green or ripe olives sliced, anchovies.
Tamale & Chili Bake (6 servings)
Combine the mix, hamburger, water, chili powder, garlic and bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove garlic.
Remove wrappers from tamales and place in 2 quart greased casserole. Top first with sauce mixture, then with cheese. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) until bubbly hot, about 30 minutes. Serve with pineapple salad.
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