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Tomato Paste Recipe

You've always wondered how to make your own homemade tomato paste. Well, you are about to find out how easy it on.

Tomato Paste Ingredients:

The only ingredient for tomato paste is tomatoes. Plum tomatoes are the best for making paste, as they are meatier than other varieties, containing less water.

Start with about 4 pounds of washed plum tomatoes.

If you are going to can the finished paste, add one teaspoon of salt per pint of tomato paste. You can add the salt to the sauce at the beginning, or to the finished paste, as you can them.

Preparation  Directions:

  • Peel and chop 4 pounds of tomatoes.

  • Place into a large pot, and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove from heat, and put through a tomato strainer to puree and remove seeds.

  • Return to pot and cook slowly, stirring occasionally. This will take a few hours.

  • Paste is done when it holds its shape on a spoon.

  • Finished paste can be frozen or canned. Stir in one teaspoon of salt to each pint.

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