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Make Your Own Homemade Tomato Sauce Using Fresh Tomatoes And All Natural Ingredients

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In this Instructable, I will show you an easy way to make pasta sauce using fresh tomatoes and all natural ingredients.  I started with 10 medium sized tomatoes still on the vine.  You can adjust the ingredients to suit you as well. 
 
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Step 1: Preparing To Skin The Tomatoes

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First, you get containers for the water and the ice.  I used 2 one gallon containers and 3 trays of ice.  I split the ice in between the containers and added cold water until the ice was floating about 4 inches.

Step 2: Boiling The Tomato Skin

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Boil 6 cups of water.  Once the water starts boiling, set the tomatoes in the boiling water for  'One Minute'

Step 3: Freezing The Tomato Skin

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After one minute, get some tongs or a fork and take tomatoes out of boiling water and put straight into the icy water.

Step 4: Peel The Tomato Skin

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Once you drop all of your tomatoes in the ice water, immediately take tomatoes out of ice water and the skin should peel right off.

Step 5: Rinse Tomatoes

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Step 6: Cut Tomatoes Into Slices

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Cut the tomatoes into slices.  You can cut into bigger slices than I did. 

Step 7: Separate Water & Seeds From Tomato

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You basically want to take the water and seeds out of the tomato and discard it.  You can choose to use it in the sauce but the sauce will be runny, not thick.  If you cut tomato into smaller slices, it just means more work but I chose to cut small pieces so I can also cut out the bad parts in the tomato.  Place the slices of tomato into a blender.

Step 8: Blend Tomato For 2 Minutes

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Once you separate the tomato you will put the tomato into a blender and blend for 2 minutes.  I blended half of my tomatoes at a time.
MartieV1 month ago

greg,

I believe when she refers to putting the paste in the pot, she is referring to what was created in the blender. Sauce=paste.

how much paste are you using?

cnathan (author)  greg.mcdonald.142 months ago

No paste at all.