Waiting to be peeled and processed.
Next began the assembly line process of pulling the skins off, coring the tomatoes and adding them to the food processor. Because I am making a sauce I process for a good 30-45 seconds. This mixture is then transferred to the colander to drain into the measuring cup. I just moved the seed/puree mixture around on the colander with the spatula until it stopped draining.
|Sorry I don't have a picture showing the puree but my hands were all gunky and I couldn't work the camera!|
14 ounces of good tomato paste (commercial or home canned)
3/4 cup white vinegar
12 ounces of pureed pepper onion mix (I used frozen because I was out of fresh. I just ran under water to soften, drained and pureed)
Cook and reduce by 1/3 volume. Stirring frequently, scraping sides and bottom
Now for some flavor!
1 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
2 tsp tobasco sauce
1/2 tsp powder nutmeg
1/4 tsp powder allspice
1 tbs onion powder
1 tbs garlic powder
1/8 c sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/8 c good quality bbq sauce
Cook for 30 minutes or until thick.
Follow all safety guidelines and recommendations for food preservation as per USDA. Prep your jars and hot pack leaving a 1/2 inch head-space. I ended up with 8 pints (And because I wasn't quite sure I did a cross between a salsa, chili sauce and tomato sauce) I processed this for 15 minutes at 11 pounds of pressure. It is better to over-process than under process. THIS IS FOR NO ADDED MEAT--JUST SAUCE! I personally don't feel confident canning meat and therefore would not feel comfortable providing instructions.
IF you want to can sloppy joe sauce with meat--
Please consult the USDA website on canning meat sauces! Follow your pressure canner manufacturer recommendations!
The hubbs decided he really, REALLY wanted to try it, so we had sloppy joes for dinner!
Use 1 pint with 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef or ground turkey. Not sure for use with TVP.
Not only did it look and smell like the Sloppy Joe/ Manwich(c) sauce that you would buy from the store--
it tasted even better!!