Roasted Red Pepperand tomato soup
Jessi shared a great soup for thoseof you who still have peppers and tomatoes left to process from your garden.
- 20 lbs tomatoes peeled, seeded, and pureed
- 15 lbs roasted red peppers, peeled and seeded (prior to roasting)
- 1 1/2 pc. roasted sweet onion
- 8 cloves roasted garlic
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 T. beef bouillon (not soup base)
- 1 t. smoked paprika
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Cut the peppersinto quarters. Remove the seeds and the membranes. Roast the peppers, onions,and garlic. Remove from oven when the skin blisters and turns black on thepeppers.
Cover with plastic, or a teatowel, or place in a paper bag until cool. The skins should peel away off ofthe peppers easily when cooled.
Prepare 5 quarts,lids, and rings. Sterilize the jars and keep them in the hot water till it’stime for processing. Make sure to fill your pressure canner with therecommended amount of water and bring it to a simmer.
Filling the jars:
On a dishtowel place your hot jarsand using your funnel in each jar fill the jars with soup to 1” headspace. Remove air bubbles and refill to the proper headspace if necessary.
Taking a clean papertowel wet it with vinegar and wipe the rims of the jarsremoving any food particles that would interfere with a good seal.
Using yourmagic wand extract the lids from the hot water and place them on the nowcleaned rims. Add your rings to the tops of each of the jars and turn to sealjust "finger tight".
Make sure your rack is on the bottom of the canner andplace the jars in the pressure canner. Lock the lid and turn up the heatbring the canner to a boil.
Vent steam for 10 minutes, then close the vent byadding the weighted gauge or pressure regulator (for dial gauge canner). Process for 85 minutes at 10 lbs of pressure (11 lbs for dial gauge canner).
If you choose to do pints you will get 10 pints and should be processed for 65 minutes.
(Adjust pressure for altitude) When complete turn off the heat and letpressure return to zero naturally. Wait two minutes longer and open vent.Remove canner lid.
Wait 10 minutes then remove jars and place on dishtowel in aplace that they will sit overnight to cool. Do not touch or move them till thenext morning. Your food may still be boiling inside the jars. That is normal!