All Purpose Tomato Sauce - Dehydrator

 

All Purpose Tomato Sauce - Dehydrator

Part of Ep. 2006 Urban Gardening

Yield: Varied Amounts

Ingredients

Wash and core 15 lbs. of ripe tomatoes (Chop in a blender)
Chop or grind:
4 large green peppers
3 large onions
3 large carrots
2 garlic cloves
1 jar pimentos

Preparation

Mix all ingredients together, then blend in portions until smooth. Press through a strainer to remove any pulp.

In a very large kettle (12 qt. or larger) or 2 smaller kettles (6 qts.) bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Boil gently, uncovered for about 5 hours. Stir often to prevent scorching. Mixture should be thick enough to mound on a spoon. Ladle onto "five" Fruit Roll Sheets. Place in your dehydrator on dehydrator trays. Dry at 140°F until crisp. Powder in blender.
(Tomato leathers can be powdered and used as instant soup, sauces and paste.)

Add different amounts of water to make:

Tomato Paste = 1 tsp. powder, 1 tsp. water
Tomato Sauce = 1 tsp. powder, 3 tsp. water
Tomato Soup = 1 tsp. powder, 1 tsp. water, 2 tsp. cream
Tomato Juice = 1 tsp. powder, 1/2 cup water
Adjust amount of water to taste for soup and juice

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