This summer, while we had an abundance of tomatoes, I made Italian tomato sauce a.k.a. pizza sauce. Apparently though, I didn't make enough because we were down to a couple of pint jars when I decided to make pizzas for the freezer! I knew two pints wasn't enough so the next time we were in Sam's Club I purchased one #10 size can of pizza sauce and set it aside. A short time later I decided that since I was going to be working with pizza sauce that I would purchase additional cans and re-can some for my pantry. All together I purchased three #10 cans for this project.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Re-canning Pizza Sauce!
(I had already opened one can and recycled it before I remembered to take a picture. That's why there are only 2 cans in the picture.)
Out of the three #10 cans I ...
re-canned 16 pints of pizza sauce
used the remaining sauce in making ...
1 large pizza
2 pizza pot pies
and 7 personal size pizzas for the freezer.
Here's what I did to re-can the sauce ...
I dumped the pizza sauce in a big pot and heated it up. While the sauce was warming, I sterilized the jars and got my pressure canner ready to use.
Once the jars were filled and the lids/rings put on I pressured canned them (pints) for 20 minutes at 10 lbs pressure. (I used the same instructions I used to can the Italian tomatoes earlier in the summer, only I started with the sauce and not the raw materials.)
There are so many ways to stock a pantry and one of them is re-canning certain items (Not everything can be re-canned, so do your research before investing in something that is not going to turn out good.)
Have you tried re-canning? If so, what are some things you've re-canned?