Sunday, September 2, 2012

Home-Canned Tomato Soup

With the extreme hot and dry summer we had, I was not expecting to get many tomatoes this year. Was I ever wrong!! We have been blessed with an overabundance of them picking several five gallon buckets a week.
My husband said he would eat tomato soup if I canned some so this was a first for me. I never cared much for tomato soup but tasting this as I made it, I discovered I might actually like it after all.

Tomato Soup
1 1/2 cups butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
7 quarts tomato juice
Melt butter; add onions and simmer until tender.
Stir in flour, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth.
Remove from heat. Gradually stir in the tomato juice a little at a time so that the mixture can be stirred smooth.
Return to heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Ladle into jars and hot water bathe for 1 hour.
Yield: Approx. 7 qt and 1 pint

Linking to StoneGable


  1. Wow! These look great! I haven't attempted to can any tomatoes yet. Maybe next summer.

    (I found your blog on On the Menu Monday)

  2. homemade tomato soup is the bomb! I don't have a canner though; is there a way can without the hot water bath? I came over from Stonegable link up and I'm excited to see what else you have coming up! I am always in need of new recipes

  3. That soup looks gorgeous! I love making (and eating) a roast tomato and root vegetable soup when I've got time to put the oven on and roast things! Jx

  4. Hi there. Food on Friday: Tomatoes is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers