- 2 TB. olive oil
- ½ c. finely chopped onion (about ½ med. onion)
- 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
- ½ of a 7 oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (*see notes for spice level options)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. honey (or maple syrup, or a combo)
- 4 cups (32 oz.) plain, fresh tomato sauce**
- 3 12-oz cans organic tomato paste
- 2 c. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 tsp. kosher or pickling salt
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- Saute oil, onion, and garlic in a large, stainless steel stock pot 2-3 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes.
- Blend until smooth with an immersion blender.
- Cook for another 20-25 minutes for flavors to meld and sauce to thicken further, stirring often to prevent sticking. Be careful of spatters - you can partially cover the pot if needed.
- For water-bath canning:***Prepare jars, lids, and canning equipment while sauce is cooking. Remove sauce from heat and ladle into hot, clean jars one at a time with ½-inch headspace.
- Remove any air bubbles by running a plastic spatula or knife around the inside of the jars. Wipe rims with a moist towel and attach lids.
- Process both pint and ½-pint jars for 20 minutes. Remove to a towel-lined surface and let sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours. Check seals, refrigerating any that didn't seal, label and store for year to year and a half.
**Or use an equal amount of organic canned tomato sauce
***TO FREEZE: Let sauce cool a bit and then ladle into freezer-safe storage containers, leaving 1-2 inches headspace for expansion. Label and use within a year.
Visit our Preserving Recipe Index for lots more canning recipes!
*This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to Mary, comment #120!*
The giveaway package:
- FreshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker: The new Ball® FreshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker is the fourth countertop appliance to join the FreshTECH family, designed to make the most delicious sauces, salsas, dips, spreads and even baby food. (Retail value: $149)
- Case of Collection Elite Wide Mouth Pint Jars: For the first time, the Ball® brand has introduced a line of never-before released blue colored jars. If you’d like another size or glass color, let us know and we’d be happy to swap out! (Retail value: $8.99/case)
- One $5 off coupon to be used on FreshPreservingStore.com
It’s super easy to enter, too! You can enter up to three times – all simply by leaving a comment. Here are the details:
- First, mandatory entry: Leave a comment telling me what you’d create with the sauce maker and jars- that’s it, no boxes or widgets to try and figure out!
- Get an additional entry by sharing about the giveaway on Facebook, then coming back here to leave another comment telling me that you shared.
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- The giveaway is open until Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST. One winner will be chosen at random and e-mailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact, or another winner will be chosen. Name and address will be provided to Jarden Home Brands who will then mail the giveaway package to the winner.
- This giveaway is open to those living in the continental US with a valid shipping address and readers who are 18 and older.
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