<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=26
I scalded the tomatoes with hot water so the peels would just slip off, then I cut out the cores, cut the tomatoes in quarters and or large pieces, put them in a hot canning jar, tamped them down until juice formed, and jar was filled, added one tsp. salt, ran a knife down the side of jar to remove air bubbles, wiped the mouth off to ensure the tops would seal, put on the top and ring,  placed in a hot water bath to process.  Really is easy.  I suggest a book on canning to give you exact steps to follow to ensure you enjoy the experience.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=26 November 2, 2011
November 15, 2011 November 15, 2011 <![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=25 Thanks for the info GoodGrowing.

Will go and look fo ra book that has a photo step by step for this.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=25 November 15, 2011
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=24
Here are a few links from Barnes and Noble that are some good selections.  I really suggest the "Canning for a new generation" book.  I personally own that copy and it helped me greatly.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/canning-for-a-new-generation-liana-krissoff/1102212868?ean=9781584798644&itm=4&usri=canning%252bbooks

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ball-complete-book-of-home-preserving-judi-kingry/1100154062?ean=9780778801313&itm=4&usri=canning%252band%252bpreserving

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taste-of-home-canning-preserving-taste-of-home-editors/1106017679?ean=2940013360600&itm=10&usri=canning%252band%252bpreserving

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tart-and-sweet-kelly-geary/1102265967?ean=9781605293820&itm=11&usri=canning%252band%252bpreserving

 

Hopefully these help.

 

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=24 November 16, 2011
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=23
My favorite canning book for beginners is the BALL canning book. The stewed tomotoes in that are my favorite. Make sure you get the right canner.

Otherwise, when I have a surplus, I clean the tomatoes, peel and cut them, then pack them into freezer bags for future use, such as adding to soups.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=23 December 30, 2011
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=22 A easier way when there are way too many for canning etc, is to wash and freeze whole.  When you want a quick sause or for a soup etc, the skins come right off as they thaw with a little slit around them in no time.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=22 January 19, 2012
<![CDATA[Planning to can?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=21 Check out canning tips and tricks from garden expert, Theresa Loe. http://www.burpeehomegard...is-year-plan-to-can.html

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=21 March 7, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=20
In 2011, I discovered ROASTING tomatoes - so much easier than canning. I quarter tomatoes, onions and green peppers and put in a baking pan. I sprinkle with olive oil, S & P, italian seasonings and roast in the oven 350 for 2 hours. I pack directly into freezer zip bags or run through my blender before freezing to make a sauce. You can vary the recipe with spaghetti sauce seasonings or plain for just tomato sauce. I pack in quart-size bags and freeze on a cookie sheet so they stack nicely in my freezer.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=20 March 24, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=19 I add a teaspoon of lemon juice to each pint of whole tomatoes instead of salt.  My biggest lesson in canning was leaving enough headspace at the top-at least 3/4".  One time we filled too high and all the tops exploded while we were sealing them!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=19 May 1, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=18
After canning all my tomatoes, I like to can the left over juice as well.  It's great to have on hand to add flavor to rice or sauces. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=18 August 15, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=17
After canning all my tomatoes, I like to can the left over juice as well.  It's great to have on hand to add flavor to rice or sauces. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=17 August 15, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=16
After canning all my tomatoes, I like to can the left over juice as well.  It's great to have on hand to add flavor to rice or sauces. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=16 August 15, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=15 I was recently faced with the same issue...more tomatoes than we could possibly eat or give away! I looked online and found a site by Ball for tomato canning. I ran my empty jars through the dishwasher and stored them in there to keep them hot while I worked on the tomatoes. I put two large pots to boil, one for the canning process and one for the tomatoes. The pot for the tomatoes had a strainer with handles which makes it easy to get the tomatoes out. I placed the tomatoes into the boiling water for about 1-2 minutes, pulled them out via the strainer and placed them into my kitchen sink which was filled with cold water. The tomato skins would split and I pealed the tomatoes in the cold water and placed the skinless tomatoes into a clean bowl. If the skin didn't split I pricked it with a knife. I then removed the cores, quartered them and put them back into the bowl. I took my jars out and added 2 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp pickling salt and the chopped tomatoes with liquid. I removed the air with the canning spatula, wiped the tops of the jars and placed the lids (I had these in boiling water) and bands onto the jars. I boiled the filled jars for 45 minutes on a low rolling boil. After 5 minutes removed the jars with tongs and placed on clean towel. They all sealed. I noticed there was about an inch of liquid on the bottom and the tomatoes above. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=15 September 19, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=14 I was recently faced with the same issue...more tomatoes than we could possibly eat or give away! I looked online and found a site by Ball for tomato canning. I ran my empty jars through the dishwasher and stored them in there to keep them hot while I worked on the tomatoes. I put two large pots to boil, one for the canning process and one for the tomatoes. The pot for the tomatoes had a strainer with handles which makes it easy to get the tomatoes out. I placed the tomatoes into the boiling water for about 1-2 minutes, pulled them out via the strainer and placed them into my kitchen sink which was filled with cold water. The tomato skins would split and I pealed the tomatoes in the cold water and placed the skinless tomatoes into a clean bowl. If the skin didn't split I pricked it with a knife. I then removed the cores, quartered them and put them back into the bowl. I took my jars out and added 2 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp pickling salt and the chopped tomatoes with liquid. I removed the air with the canning spatula, wiped the tops of the jars and placed the lids (I had these in boiling water) and bands onto the jars. I boiled the filled jars for 45 minutes on a low rolling boil. After 5 minutes removed the jars with tongs and placed on clean towel. They all sealed. I noticed there was about an inch of liquid on the bottom and the tomatoes above. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=14 September 19, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Canning tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=13 I was recently faced with the same issue...more tomatoes than we could possibly eat or give away! I looked online and found a site by Ball for tomato canning. I ran my empty jars through the dishwasher and stored them in there to keep them hot while I worked on the tomatoes. I put two large pots to boil, one for the canning process and one for the tomatoes. The pot for the tomatoes had a strainer with handles which makes it easy to get the tomatoes out. I placed the tomatoes into the boiling water for about 1-2 minutes, pulled them out via the strainer and placed them into my kitchen sink which was filled with cold water. The tomato skins would split and I pealed the tomatoes in the cold water and placed the skinless tomatoes into a clean bowl. If the skin didn't split I pricked it with a knife. I then removed the cores, quartered them and put them back into the bowl. I took my jars out and added 2 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp pickling salt and the chopped tomatoes with liquid. I removed the air with the canning spatula, wiped the tops of the jars and placed the lids (I had these in boiling water) and bands onto the jars. I boiled the filled jars for 45 minutes on a low rolling boil. After 5 minutes removed the jars with tongs and placed on clean towel. They all sealed. I noticed there was about an inch of liquid on the bottom and the tomatoes above. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/436/canning-tomatoes?commentid=13 September 19, 2012