Gardening and canning. It is a labor of love. I use to spend all afternoon blanching, peeling, slicing, seeding, and cooking down my garden fresh tomatoes for sauce.
Even with a food mill, it takes quite a while, and honestly the sauce still needs some work. Last year I canned enough tomato sauce, paste and ketchup for my entire family of 5 for the whole year. Hours in the kitchen, but it saves a TON of money! (More on that in the next post.) But I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen?! I have better things to do! Right? Exactly! It wasn’t until the end of the season I (or I should say my husband) found my saving grace for not despising homemade tomato products. You absolutely cannot beat the flavor of homemade tomato products, and now, its EASY!!!! I’ll show you how!
This A-M-A-Z-I-N-G product! It is the KitchenAid Juicer and sauce attachment. Everything you need is included, it has saved me hours and hours and hours of time in the kitchen canning. There is NO blanching, peeling, seeding! It does it ALL for you! Can you tell how excited I am to share this with you? Want know what else makes me so excited about this product? There is virtually no waste! The only waste this thing leaves behind is the skins and seeds. *Compost to feed next years tomatoes!
How I Process Tomatoes for Canning
Start with fresh ripe tomatoes, for the thickest sauce I use Roma tomatoes. You can use any kind, if you want a really thick sauce you will have to cook it down before canning though if using a less meaty tomato.
Set up the KitchenAid Juicer and Sauce Attachment, use the sauce strainer (included, along with two other kinds).
Wash your tomatoes……
Add washed whole tomatoes to your KitchenAid Juicer and Sauce Attachment…..
Pour what comes out into a pot….to heat…and…. your ready to CAN!! That’s really it! Have you ever canned tomato sauce this easy???
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