Monday, July 22, 2013

Real Tomato Hot Sauce

So, on a whim, I decided to make some Hot Sauce with the few tomatoes I had from our Kitchen Garden.  I only had a small amount of tomatoes, so I knew they would only yield about a 1/2 pint jar of sauce.  That's ok, I can always make more, and canning a small amount is fine with me.


6 small to medium sized tomatoes
10 small Roma tomatoes
1/4 cup lime juice
3-4 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
2-3 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 cup honey

Place tomatoes, cut into halves, into a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until soft.  Process tomatoes through a food mill, discarding seeds and skins.

Return tomato pulp to sauce pan and add all other ingredients.Simmer over medium to medium low heat approx. 30 minutes.  Adjust seasonings to taste.

Pour sauce into 1/2 pint canning jar, cover with seal and ring, and process in boiling water bath 10 minutes. 

Store on pantry shelf up to 1 year.  

Recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. Just keep all ingredients proportionate.