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Tangy Catsup

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Category: Canning

 Ingredients List

  • 8 qt Ripe tomatoes
  • 3 Onions
  • 2 Dried red peppers; chopped
  • 1 1/2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tb Whole allspice
  • 1 Clove garlic; peeled
  • 1 Stick cinnamon
  • 2 c Vinegar
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 tb Celery salt


Tangy and fragrant, this catsup is easy to make if you use a blender to
simplify the preparation. The recipe makes about 5 pints. In addition to
the basic equipment, you will need a blender or food processor, a large
mixing bowl, and a cheesecloth spice bag.

1. Organize and prepare ingredients, equipment, and work space.

2. Wash, stem, and cut tomatoes into quarters. Peel and cut onions into

3. Fill blender container almost to top with the tomatoes and blend until

4. Set strainer over a large bowl and pour the blended tomatoes through it.
Repeat the blending and straining for the remaining tomatoes, adding the
onion quarters to the last blender batch of tomatoes.

5. Measure 4 quarts of puree into a large preserving kettle.

6. Tie the spices in a cheesecloth bag and add it to the kettle, along with
all the remaining ingredients.

7. Heat to boiling over high heat, STIRRING CONSTANTLY. Then reduce the
heat slightly and boil until thick, about 1 hour, stirring frequently.
Reduce the heat again and stir more often during the end of cooking time to
prevent sticking.

8. Skim foam with a slotted spoon if necessary.

9. Ladle the hot catsup into hot jars to within 1/4 inch of tops. Run a
slim, non metal tool down along the inside of each jar to release any air
bubbles. Add additional catsup sauce, if necessary, to within
1/4 inch of tops of jars.

10. Wipe tops and threads of jars with a damp clean cloth.

11. Put on lids and screw bans as manufacturer directs.

12. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Follow the basic steps
for boiling water bath canning, 10 through 18.

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