Canning tomatoes has never been easier! In just a few steps you will be able to can tomatoes. It takes only a few minutes to chop them up no peeling or coring is required. Growing your own tomatoes is not only super easy but also a massive money saver!
There’s something about homegrown tomatoes that just can’t be beaten. From the flavor to the satisfaction of growing them yourself, homegrown tomatoes are simply the best.
I grew up growing tomatoes. It all started with a few plants my parents planted in our backyard. I would water them, fertilize them, and watch them grow. As a kid, I loved going out to the garden to pick a fresh, juicy tomato right off the vine.
Now that I’m all grown up, I’ve continued the tradition and planted my own tomato garden.
I even have my own little greenhouse where I can grow tomatoes all year long. I still love going out to pick a fresh, juicy tomato right off the vine.
There’s just something about homegrown tomatoes that can’t be beat
TOMATO CANNING SUPPLIES
JUICE OF LEMON, SALT, AND TOMATOES
PUTTING THE TOMATOES IN A DISHPAN OR CONTAINERS
KNIFE (THIS IS MY PERFECT PIECE FOR SLICING TOMATOES!)
CUTTING BOARD (THE GROOVE ON THIS ONE IS PERFECT AS IT CATCHES THE JUICE, RESULTING IN LESS MESS.)
YOU CAN DICE THE TOMATOES MORE QUICKLY USING THE VIDALIA CHOP WIZARD (NOT NECESSARY, BUT IT WILL CUT YOUR TIME BY A HALF IF YOU USE IT.)
JAR RIMS CAN BE CLEARED WITH A DAMP RAG
CANISTER FOR WATER BATHS
BOTTLES WITH LIDS AND ROLLS
HOT JARS SHOULD BE SET ON OUTDATED TOWELS OR RAGS
In the fall, when the temperatures start to drop, I love to can-diced tomatoes. They are a great way to preserve the bounty of the garden and they make a delicious addition to winter meals.
The process of canning diced tomatoes is relatively simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind in order to ensure safe and successful results. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to can diced tomatoes:
Start by gathering your supplies. You will need a large pot for boiling water, a jar lifter, a canning funnel, a ladle, and canning jars with lids and rings.
Wash the jars, lids, and rings in hot soapy water and rinse them well.
Place the jars in the pot of boiling water and let them boil for 10 minutes.
Carefully remove the jars from the pot using the jar lifter and place them on a towel to cool.
Keep the pot of water boiling and use the canning funnel to fill the jars with diced tomatoes.
Use the ladle to fill the jars with the hot water from the pot, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
Gently place the lids and rings on the jars and tighten them just until snug.
Place the jars back in the pot of boiling water and let them boil for 15 minutes.
Remove the jars from the pot and let them cool completely.
Check the seals on the jars and store them in a cool, dark place.
By following these simple steps, you can delicious and nutritious diced tomatoes that will add a touch of summer to your winter meals.