Recipe by NancySacTown
"I cook a big batch of this sauce and keep in the freezer for when I need to pull together a quick dinner party or supper for my family. Just reheat and add a combination of shrimp, sausage, or chicken and serve over hot rice. Add in a combination of the optional ingredients to make it your own. You will have a meal fit for company."
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chopped green bell pepper
4 (14.5 ounce) cans
whole peeled tomatoes with liquid, chopped
chicken bouillon granules
red pepper flakes
dried oregano, or to taste
dried basil, or to taste
dried thyme, or to taste
1 (8 ounce) bottle
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1-pint canning jars with lids and rings
I recently purchased a can of Creole sauce and that inspired me to look for a recipe that I can home-can with tomatoes this summer. This looks like the one! I'll have to leave out the clam juice and chicken bouillon then check with pH strips to determine whether to waterbath or pressure can, (if marginal I can add citric acid) but I love to put up sauces like this in the summer for quick dinners the rest of the year. The only ingredient I see missing is garlic. Will update this review after I get a chance to put up a batch. Thanks for a fabulous idea!!!UPDATE: I have canned mega batches of this already and it's only mid-June! Added 2 T. of citric acid per 8 lb. of tomatoes. Processed in boiling waterbath for 70 minutes for pints. Used a pint the other night as a test run to make a Creole meatloaf...and it was FAR better than the original purchased product. You hit the nail on the head with this recipe!!!
This is very similiar to my creole recipe but I need to stop making it with a roux-too many calories. This looks harmless and I hadn't thought to make a big batch and freeze it. Great idea! Thanks. I'll let you know how we like it when I get to it.
I am the author of this recipe and would love for you to try it. Let me know how it works for you.
Emily, I am new to canning and want to can this totally awesome recipe. I love the clam juice I can't imagine with out it. Why leave it and chicken broth out ? Why add acid and bathe 70 min instead of 20? This is great to add to hot Italian sausage, bell peppers, onion, chunks of tomatoes, and put over dirty rice! Yum yum.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Basic Creole Sauce
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 49
** Calories from Fat: 13
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