Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FEED YOUR FACE: Spaghetti Sauce from Roma Tomatoes

Jim made some yummy spaghetti sauce when we bought a couple flats of Roma tomatoes a couple weeks ago for just $5 each. Here's what he did.

First, he washed, then cut about 50 Roma tomatoes in half lengthwise and scooped the seeds out with a spoon.

Then he roasted the tomatoes on his smoker grill just long enough for them to get where their skins were ready to just fall off. You can do them on your grill or put them on a cookie sheet in your oven (which will take a little longer).

Next, he put them in the crockpot (or Jim would say, "pile them in your crock pot.")
He added:
1/3 cup Jack Daniels
5 cloves of crushed garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 whole medium onion, diced

You can add more stuff to it if you like. He made a basic sauce that he will add additional things to when he uses it.

Then let it cook down for quite awhile. Jim left our in the slow cooker for about 18 hours.

It smelled really, really good while he was cooking it.

He then took the stick blender to the pot of sauce, and got any remaining chunks blended out.

This made about 3 quarts of sauce. I canned it into three quart jars, and there was enough left that he had it on an omelet one morning, and over some noodles for lunch.

As Jim would say, "Get out your spaghetti fork and the spinkle cheese, and get ready to feed your face!"

3 comments:

  1. What a great idea, the smoker for the tomatoes...got to try it.

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  2. this looks superb - i will definitely be trying this!

    thanks for the concern and support over the past few days Kathi - it really meant alot!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  3. nothing like roma tomoatoes - NOTHING!

    kymber will be trying that recipe for sure!!

    jack daniels is a nice twist!

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