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 pot 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 Fruit Roll Sheets. Place in your NESCO® Dehydrator on dehydrator trays. Dry at 140°F until crisp. Powder in blender to use 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