All Purpose Tomato Sauce - Dehydrator
Wash and core 15 lbs. of ripe tomatoes (Chop in a blender)
Chop or grind:
4 large green peppers
3 large onions
3 large carrots
2 garlic cloves
1 jar pimentos
Mix all ingredients together, then blend in portions until smooth. Press through a strainer to remove any pulp.
In a very large kettle (12 qt or larger) or 2 smaller kettles (6 qts) bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Boil gently, uncovered for about 5 hours. Stir often to prevent scorching. Mixture should be thick enough to mound on a spoon. Ladle onto "five" Fruit Roll Sheets.
Place in your Nesco®/American Harvest® Dehydrator on dehydrator trays. Dry at 140° F until crisp. Powder in blender.
(Tomato leathers can be powdered and used as instant soup, sauces and paste.)
Add different amounts of water to make:
Tomato Paste = 1 tsp powder, 1 tsp water
Tomato Sauce = 1 tsp powder, 3 tsp water
Tomato Soup = 1 tsp powder, 1 tsp water, 2 tsp cream
Tomato Juice = 1 tsp powder, 1/2 cup water
Adjust amount of water to taste for soup and juice