Canning Basics: How to Can Tomatoes
Beginner | 18 min 27 sec
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Learn how to preserve the taste of late-summer garden tomatoes with canning pro, Karen Solomon. Karen will teach you the basics of selecting and peeling perfectly ripe tomatoes, then show you how to safely can and process them so you can enjoy the taste of summer sunshine all year long. These whole canned tomatoes are perfect for soups, sauces, and everyday cooking throughout the year.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tools & Materials:
  • 4 quart jars and bands
  • with brand-new lids
  • Canning rack or Silicon trivet
  • Canning tongs
  • Canning funnel
  • Ladle and slotted spoons
  • Chopstick
  • Clean dishtowels
  • Cutting board and sharp knife
  • Large stockpot pot or canning pot
  • Large pot of boiling water
  • Lemon juicer
  • Measuring spoons
  • Canning labels
  • About 5-6 lbs tomatoes (Roma/Plum/San Manzano)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp kosher salt
Learn how to:
  • Sterilize jars
  • Blanch and peel tomatoes
  • Properly preserve tomatoes with salt and lemon
  • Process jars in hot water bath
What you’ll get:
  • Detailed class by author and expert instructor Karen Solomon on how to preserve and can tomatoes
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and an itemized supply list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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258 users recommended this class to a friend
Nina Goldgaber
very useful and precise
September 24, 2022
Sarah Ogden
Great class! Very organized and informative. One question I have is whether the lids have to be put in hot water before placing on the jars? Very great presentation. I'd love more of these!
September 14, 2022
Helen Baxter
my tomato recipes sound a lot healthier
More than 3 months ago