I have learned over the years that there are some staples in my pantry that I can bottle at home. Applesauce, fruits and vegetables, meats and even sauces. We enjoy gardening and always seem to have tomatoes coming out of our ears. Believe it or not I also enjoy canning/bottling food. It takes some preparation and a little bit of reading up on your elevation and food safety tips, which I don’t mind doing.
You are probably asking, Why are you sharing this in the middle of winter? The end of December, beginning of January is when I start planning for the new year. I plan my garden, my food storage and pantry, along with doctor check ups and dentist appointments. It also helps me to budget and watch for sales on canning equipment, kitchen tools and other things.
This recipe is one that you can bottle, freeze or use immediately if you are feeding a crowd of people. We use this sauce in lasagne, for spaghetti, meatball sandwiches, Parmesan Chicken, as pizza sauce or dipping sauce for mozzarella sticks. My mother-in-law gave us this recipe and it has not failed us yet. Keep reading for the ingredients and instructions.
**As always please check all your jars, lids, rings, and any other canning equipment to make sure they are in good working condition.