All American Tomato Rejects

This is the easiest way to can tomato rejects.  The ones with worm holes, black spots, frost damage, wrinkles and are just generally gross.  Those are from my friend's garden.  I, of course, grow award winning tomatoes.  This method is also the easiest way to can those.  
Canned Tomato Puree

Wash and core tomatoes.  Cut out anything undesirable.  Process in blender or food processor.  No peeling necessary.  Bring to boil and simmer 15 minutes.  Longer if you want the puree thicker.  Ladle into prepared jars leaving 1/4-inch head space.  Add lemon juice (1 T. per pint, 2 T. per quart) or citric acid.  Wipe rims.  Place prepared lids on jars.  Screw on bands.  Water bath for 45 min. 

One quart is about 28 oz which is what a lot of recipes call for.  It can be used to make soup, sauce, pizza sauce, BBQ sauce, salsa, or anything. 

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