How To Can Your Own Tomatoes - Canning tomatoes is not all that hard. In a few simple steps, you can enjoy your homegrown tomatoes, months after the growing season is over!


Canning tomatoes is not all that hard. In a few simple steps, you can enjoy your homegrown tomatoes, months after the growing season is over!

Canning Tomatoes

Category: Canning

Canning Tomatoes

Canning tomatoes is not all that hard. In a few simple steps, you can enjoy your homegrown tomatoes, months after the growing season is over!

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Water



Instructions

  1. Drop the tomatoes in boiling water for a minute, and then dunk them in an ice bath. Doing this makes the tomatoes a cinch to peel — the skins just slide right off.
  2. Sterilize your jars and lids in boiling water.
  3. Cut off the stems and dice the tomatoes.
  4. Bring the diced tomatoes to a boil.
  5. Pour the tomatoes in the jars. Run a knife along the inside of each jar to get rid of air pockets.
  6. Add a little salt. (This was a tip from Zach’s granny. We’re not sure what it does, but we’re in no position to argue.)
  7. Put the lids on the jars.
  8. Boil the full jars in water for 45 minutes to seal the lids.
  9. Remove from water and cover with a towel. (Another tip from Granny — she says it’s important to keep the jars from cooling too quickly.)
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Recipe and Photo Courtesy of thebittenword.com on flickr / CC BY

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