Page 378. Prepare  7-8 pint jars or 4 quarts, lids, and rings. Wash jars and sealers … Combine tomatoes, celery, onion, and green pepper in a large pot and simmer 10 minutes. Add everything from the celery down to and including the salt (OR salt sub.). Prepare boiling water canner. If you are preserving at an altitude higher than 1,000 feet above sea level, adjust pressure pounds as indicated. Do not boil. Measured after prep. * Nutrition info provided by Wash tomatoes. Measured after prep. Half-litre (1 US pint) jar: one tablespoon bottled lemon juice or ¼ teaspoon citric acid; OR. This mixture is pressure canned. Trim away any green areas and cut out core. Toronto: Robert Rose. Processing time: Half-litres (pints) 15 minutes; litres (quarts) 20 minutes. half-litre (pint) jars or 3 x litre (US quart) jars, (Measured after after peeling and quartering. Once the water comes to a full boil, carefully drop about four tomatoes into the hot water for 30 seconds. The acidification is important, do not skip. Required fields are marked *. Make sure to label your jars after they have cooled with the name of the recipe and the date canned. Add your rings to the tops of each of the jars and turn to seal just "finger tight". Taking a clean papertowel wet it with warm water and wipe the rims of the jars removing any food particles that would interfere with a good seal. Some time in the next hour your jars will be making a "pinging" or "popping" noise. Continue to do this until all tomatoes are done. Your email address will not be published. Slip off skins. This is a delicious mixture of stewed tomatoes flavoured with fragrant celery, green pepper and onion. The short pressure canning time combined with the acidification shows that the pressure canning is just being used as a way to speed up the processing. From Renee: I omitted the green onion because I forgot to buy it, so I used a garlic press and put in about 3 cloves in. Place four more tomatoes into the hot water. Tomato products require processing in either a hot water bath canner, a steam canner, or a pressure canner (there are only a very few recipes developing for pressure canning tomato products. Filling the jars: On a dishtowel place your hot jars and using your funnel, ladle to fill to 1/2" headspace. That is the glass cooling and the reaction of the lids being sucked into the jar for proper sealing. Acidify the jars (see below.) 2015. Ball / Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving. By itself without the acidification, the processing time might not be sufficient. Filed Under: Seasonal Summer, Tomatoes Tagged With: Creole, Tomatoes. Copyright © 2020 Canning Recipes. Water bath for me was 55 minutes for 1000-3000 ft. for quarts and for pints 45 min. Dip in boiling water 30 to 60 seconds. If you are preserving at an altitude higher than 1,000 feet above sea level, adjust boiling water processing time as indicated. My husband had made this recipe this last summer and my stepdad loved it when my mom made tomato soup for him, so I made it again. I also cooked it all in my roaster pan. Make sure to fill your water bath canner and get the water to a simmer. Do not increase the amount of onion, celery or pepper, as increasing them will affect the pH balance and thus the safety of the product. Cover the pot and turn up the heat under the canner and wait for the water to start boiling. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Kingry, Judi and Lauren Devine. This is a delicious mixture of stewed tomatoes flavoured with fragrant celery, green pepper and onion. More information about Salt-Free Canning in general. Recently, however, more people are finding that canning tomatoes in a pressure canner will result in higher quality and give you a more nutritious product. ¼ cup / 1.5 oz / half a medium-sized green pepper), If you need FAST or relatively immediate canning help or answers, please try one of these. Leave tomatoes whole or cut into halves or quarters. Do not touch or move them till the next morning. Acidify the jars by adding to them either lemon juice or citric acid. When pressure canning, you must adjust the pressure for your altitude. Many have been looking for a stewed tomato recipe that can be water bathed. Hot Air Frying, and Healthy Canning. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. (0-1000ft) When complete turn off the heat and remove the cover and let the jars sit for another few minutes. ½ cup / 3 oz / 1 medium-sized onion), (coarsely diced. Sterilize the jars and keep them in the hot water till its time for processing. Using a slotted spoon, remove the tomatoes and place directly into the ice water. Cover the pot, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot. Remove the jars and place them back on the dishtowel in a place that they will sit overnight to cool. Remove air bubbles and refill to the proper headspace with the mixture if necessary. Make sure your rack is on the bottom of the canner and place the jars in the water bath making sure that the water covers each of the jars by 1 to 2 inches.