Canning Marinara Sauce

“I found this recipe online years ago, but I don't recall where. It's a lot of work, but if you want to use your fresh garden tomatoes this is a great way to do it. Then the next time you make mozzarella sticks or breadsticks the marinara sauce is already done.”
READY IN:
2hrs
SERVES:
64
YIELD:
8 pint jars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot cook onion, celery, and carrots in oil until tender (around 20 minutes).
  2. Stir a few times and add garlic.
  3. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, sugar, and pepper and stir.
  5. Put through a food mill if you would like a smoother sauce or whirl in a food processor.
  6. Add remaining seasonings except salt and cook to desired consistency.
  7. Add salt and remove bay leaf.
  8. Pack into hot clean jars leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  9. Process for 45 minutes (altitudes up to 1000 feet).
  10. Yield depends on how much you cook it down, but it will make approximately 8 pint jars.

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