Home Made Tomato Sauce

    2 hours 20 minutes

    If you like home made tomato sauce, here is a simple recipe that you can easily add extras to if you like a stronger flavour.


    Canterbury, New Zealand
    64 people made this

    Makes: 6 Bottles

    • 3 1/2 kg tomatoes, chopped
    • 1kg sugar
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons cloves
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 cups (500ml) malt vinegar

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Tie cloves in muslin. In preserving pan, slowly heat all ingredients until sugar melts. Boil rapidly for 1 1/2 hours or until sauce becomes pulpy, stirring occasionally.
    2. Remove any scum from top, and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
    3. Puree in your blender then sive. Put it back in clean preserving pan, and boil until it reaches the desired texture. Bottle in clean sterile bottles then seal when cold.


    If you like, you can strain sauce through a mouli to make it smoother, instead of using the blender.

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    I love tomato sauce, and I can't wait to give this recipe a go.  -  10 May 2012