130 pounds of fresh ripe pesticide free Toms. See the supply list for ingredients needed for 1 crockpot. 130 tomatos created 8 batches in the crockpot and four batches roasted in the oven.
Cut an X on the bottom of each tomato, drop into boiling water for 30 seconds or until you see the skin crack and start to peel.
Put them right into an ice bath & The skins come right off!
De-seed, remove cores and slice into small chunks.
Onions are a whiz in the food processor.
Celery gets diced in the food processor too!
Add the other remaining ingredients and put into crockpot on low for 8-10 hours.
To preserve, let cool overnight in the fridge and measure into quart size freezer bags. Or follow instructions for your pressure cooker & voila! Fantastic flavorful marinara sauce!
- 16.0 Fresh tomatoes
- 12.0 Cloves crushed garlic
- 4.0 Celery stalks diced
- 1/3c Diced sweet onions
- 2.0 Bay leaves
- 3.0tsp Trader Joes Italian spices
- 4.0Tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2tsp Chili flakes
- 3.0Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 1.0 5 quart crockpot
- 5.0 Quart jars, lids, rings
- 1.0 Pressure cooker