Do you have way too many tomatoes in your garden? Or did you end up purchasing too many tomatoes at the store? Well I have the perfect recipe for you! This tomato sauce recipe is a basic recipe that can help you use all your tomatoes and save tomato sauce for the rest of the year.
For this year, my husband collected all our tomatoes, and he has been making sauce in batches. For each batch, he grabs at least 20 to 25 large Roma tomatoes from the garden. He makes sure the skin of the tomato has no wrinkles, sign of bug infestation or any sign of rotting.
Steps To Make Tomato Sauce
STEP 3- After the tomatoes are clean and the water is boiling, add ten tomatoes in the boiling water and let the tomatoes boil for three to four minutes. Once the skin starts peeling, you know that is when the tomatoes have to be removed. Remove the tomatoes once they are done and add them to a bowl of ice water. Add another batch of ten tomatoes to the boiling water.
STEP 5- After putting all the tomato sauce in the pitcher, the water content and the sauce will separate in the pitcher. When this happens, the tomato water/juice will concentrate on the bottom and the sauce will concentrate on the top. We recommend scooping the sauce into either a baggie or a food saver vacuum. We use the food saver vacuum bags and we seal them so we can make tomato sauce for the rest of the year. This is such a great and cheap way to make pastas, pizzas and other dishes. For the vacuum machine, we use the FoodSaver V4400 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine with Automatic Vacuum Sealer Bag and here is the link. For the water/juice, we put it in another pitcher, and it is just tomato juice. You can either drink this tasty drink yourself, or you can save it to make a Bloody Mary.
I hope you enjoy your homemade tomato sauce! It is so nice to have homemade tomato sauce for any occasion and its even more rewarding when your eating food from your own garden and/or your own hands. Thank you for reading and comment below of your tomato sauce recipes.