Jenny’s Tomato Sauce

-from my friend Jenny

1/2 bushel (1 basket) of tomatoes
3 lbs onions (we never use this much, depends how much you like them)
1 to 1 1/2 cup of sugar
2 tbsp oregano
2 tbsp basil
2-3 tbsp garlic
1/2 cup salt

Quarter tomatoes. Cook tomatoes in a small amount of water in several pots. After about 5-7 minutes the tomatoes should be soft. Strain the tomatoes.

In a very large pot combine all ingredients with the tomato sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce temperature. Simmer for 2 hours.

Put the sauce into jars and follow canning instructions.
Makes 9 quarts.

a note from Jenny: “I usually at least double or triple this recipe when I am canning it. Enjoy, it is so yummy!! Then when you want to use it, you can add one can of tomato paste. I like a thicker sauce and so we always add a can of tomato paste when opening the canning jar and using it.”

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