Tomato Paste For The Freezer Recipe

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Summary

Servings4Cuisine
Course

Ingredients

 Ripe tomatoes4 Pound
 Bacon slices6
 Onion1
 Oil1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Pinch
 Ground nutmeg1 Pinch
 Bay leaves2
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 146 Calories from Fat 52

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2.6 mg

Sodium 171.4 mg7.1%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.2 g24.8%

Sugars 13.6 g

Protein 5 g10.2%

Vitamin A 76.2% Vitamin C 100.6%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Wash the tomatoes but do not peel them.
Cut them in eighths and chop coarsely .
Put to one side.
Chop the bacon and onion coarsely .
Heat the oil in a pan and cook the bacon and onion for 5 minutes, stirring well until the onion is soft and golden.
Add the tomatoes and stir over gentle heat for 10 I minutes.
Add just enough water to cover, and season with salt, ( pepper, sugar, nutmeg and bay leaves.
Cover and simmer until i the tomatoes have completely disintegrated and the mixture is 1 soft and thick.
Cool slightly and remove the bay leaves.
Process in small quantities until creamy .
Put through a sieve and leave the paste to cool.
Put into rigid freezer containers and cover, leaving headspace for expansion.
Seal, label and freeze.
Note This tomato paste makes a useful base for sauces and is particularly good for sauces to be served with pasta.
It may also be used as a basis for soups.
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