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Canned Spaghetti Sauce From Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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Let me just start my saying once you make your spaghetti sauce from your garden fresh tomatoes your family won’t like anything you buy at the store so be ready to make a years worth of spaghetti sauce.  We use this canned spaghetti sauce for every pasta dish we make and also for homemade pizza sauce.

The first step in making homemade spaghetti sauce is processing the fresh tomatoes into tomato sauce. To see exactly how that’s done hope over and check out my post on how to quickly process fresh tomatoes.

Once your ready to turn that beautiful tomato sauce into spaghetti sauce you will need:

Add all of the spices and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce and simmer sauce on medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes.

Add 1 tbsp lemon juice  to prepared jars before ladeling in hot sauce.

Leave 1/2 in head space, remove air bubbles and wipe the rim of the jar with a clean lint free towel.

Center prepared lid on the jar and finger tighten screw band.

Water Bath proscess for 35 minutes. Remove lid and wait 5 minutes before removing jars to cool. Check that each jar has sealed after 24 hours.

Label jars and store in a cool dark place and for best quality use with in 12 months.

-Happy Canning


Please refer to the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving for all canning safety, home canning formation as well as step by step instructions on how to get started with home preserving. 


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