Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ah The Sauce!

Picture of our traditional yearly sauce making. It is so easy to do and the sauce lasts for the entire year. This is the first year we used a pressure cooker to seal jars. We bought 2 bushels of roma tomatoes, tomato paste, and the industrial size bags of garlic and onions.

The tomatoes are put through the juicer to remove the skin and seeds. The onions are cooked slow until translucent and then the garlic added until they start to brown. Then the tomatoes and paste are added and cooked on a simmer for about 3 hours. Add a little salt, pepper, and red wine and you end up with sauce. We ended up cooking 5 batches over 2 weekends.

Once you you start making our own sauce you will never go back to jarred sauce again!