Canning Blender Ketchup

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Preserving Food Safely - 01600881

Canning Blender Ketchup

GUIDE 3:17-18                                               
BLENDER KETCHUP                                             

Use electric blender and eliminate need for pressing or     

24 lbs ripe tomatoes                                        
2 lbs onions                                                
1 lb sweet red peppers                                      
1 lb sweet green peppers                                    
9 cups vinegar (5%)                                         
9 cups sugar                                                
1/4 cup canning or pickling salt                            
3 tbsp dry mustard                                          
1-1/2 tbsp ground red pepper                                
1-1/2 tsp whole allspice                                    
1-1/2 tbsp whole cloves                                     
3 sticks cinnamon                                           

YIELD:  About 9 pints                                       

PROCEDURE:  Wash tomatoes and dip in boiling water for 30   
to 60 seconds or until skins split.  Then dip in cold       
water, slip off skins, core, and quarter.                   

Remove seeds from peppers and slice into strips. Peel       
and quarter onions. Blend tomatoes, peppers, and onions     
at high speed for 5 seconds in electric blender. Pour       
into a 3- to 4-gallon stock pot or large kettle and heat.   
Boil gently 60 minutes, stirring frequently. Add            
vinegar, sugar, salt, and a spice bag containing dry        
mustard, red pepper, and other spices. Continue boiling     
and stirring until volume is reduced one-half and ketchup   
rounds up on a spoon with no separation of liquid and       
solids. Remove spice bag and fill jars, leaving 1/8-inch    
headspace. Adjust lids and process.                         

Recommended process time for BLENDER KETCHUP in a           
boiling-water canner                                        

              Process Time at Altitudes of                  

Style       Jar      0-           1,001-       Above        
of Pack     Size     1,000 ft     6,000 ft     6,000 ft     

Hot         Pints    15 min       20           25           

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