Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce
Total TimePrep: 1-1/2 hours + simmering Process: 40 min.
Followed the recipe to a T... used 25lbs of Roma Tomatoes. By far the best spaghetti sauce I’ve ever had
I’ve used this recipe 2 years in a row now. It’s simple and fantastic. I’ve also used it as a base recipe for pizza sauce adding a bit more tomato paste and fresh herbs- it’s wonderful!
I made this sauce recipe but followed all the suggestions that Jim made in his comments, plus added 1/4 of brown sugar in addition to the sugar the original recipe called for. I left out the lemon juice because I was using a pressure canner. I added some browned hamburger to a jar of this sauce and served it over spaghetti for supper tonight. Oh my!!! Best homemade sauce I have ever made! Forget the spaghetti, I would be happy with just the meat sauce! Jim.....you are the "Sauce Master"! Thanks!!
This recipe is a good base, but it needs tweaking. Not enough seasonings by a long shot. Agree with Jim, increase all the seasonings as he stated, especially the garlic. Omit the worchestershire and lemon juice. We did not add water. We did add more veggies that added their own juices, no water necessary. We added: a bag of carrots, and 4 small zucchini; used fresh basil from the garden. I'm new to canning, my fiancé is not. Have never used lemon juice, never gotten sick. We have jars from 2017 in the pantry, they taste great and no one has gotten sick.
Have a question for Jim. Do you add all that water to your recipe?
This was a very good recipe And I also took advice from Jim and added carrots, celery and more garlic. Turned out Great!
This is an excellent base recipe for a tomato sauce. You can get totally creative with it. This is my second time making it using a variety of tomatoes from our garden and fresh herbs. In a pinch I would use dried. I did need to cook it 6+ hours the first time due to adding all the water per the recipe. This go around I omitted all but 1/2 cup of water. And Jim's review comments below were very helpful regarding his suggestions on omitting the Worcestershire sauce (never heard of this in my family of Italian cooks), and sauteing the carrots and celery with onions and garlic, adding butter and increasing the amount of garlic and using olive oil. This adds so much flavor. I've canned several jars and its a huge hit! All in all its going to be a keeper for me! Many Thanks!
I have once again used a Taste of Home recipe. They are always among my favorites. I have been canning spaghetti sauce for several years and this was the best one yet. I did use olive oil instead of canola and added a couple tablespoons of an Italian seasoning blend along with all the other ingredients. This will be my go to recipe from now on!
I found this recipe this year and prepared it just as the recipe describes. It was delicious! The best sauce I have ever tasted. We have our favorite Italian restaurant that we enjoy for their sauce - my husband said THIS sauce was even better!
I make this sauce every year since I found recipe. I do not add the oil. I use whatever tomatoes I have.. I like a combination of Roma and field tomatoes if I can. I use this as a marinara sauce for many recipes. I add the lemon juice and do a hot boil and it stores perfect. This year I even have my own grown spices. Enjoy