1st try at dehydrated tomatoes

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@Smart Red I'm with you n store bought tomatoes. Color me a tomato snob--don't eat store bought tomatoes-unless in can.
 

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I have put them on salads and I have ground into powder and add for flavoring. The Excalibur book has recipes. I am going to try the Dried Tomato Soup Base soon. If I like it then I will dehydrate more tomatoes soon. I should do this today.

Tomato Sauce with Dried Tomatoes
3 T olive oil
5 large cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 red onion chopped
1 lb Italian tomatoes peeled and chopped
1-/4 to 1-1/2 cups chopped dried tomatoes
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
3 T chopped fresh basil leaves
1 -1 2 oz package of fresh pasta
Heat oil in large pan over medium - high heat until hot. Add garlic and onion and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and dried tomatoes, and cook for another 3 minutes. Add chicken broth, salt and pepper.

Dried Tomato Seasoning
20 slices dried tomatoes
1 tsp pepper corns
1 tsp dried allspice
1 T dried thyme
Salt if desired.

Place tomatoes in freezer for about 5 minutes until somewhat brittle (which my dehydrated ones are brittle). Crumble and place tomatoes in blender, coffee or herb grinder along with other ingredients. Process to a powder. Use with salt and pepper. Other herbs may be added..dd

Tomato Paste
1 cup dried tomato powder
1-3/4 cups water
1/2 tsp. sugar

Tomato Sauce
1 cup dried tomato powder
3 cups water
1/2 tsp sugar

Tomato Juice which the recipe is the same they have for Tomato Soup. I am not sure if this is a mistake in the book for tomato juice.
1 cup dried tomato powder
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup dry milk
Season to taste

Dried Tomato Soup Base
20-25 dried tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 clove garlic chopped
1 green onion chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Red chili pepper flakes to taste
Combine all ingredients into pot. Bring to a boil. Simmer about 1 minute. Vegetables, paste, etc. may be added to make a variety of soups. Serves 1 person. Multiply the ingredients by number of people to serve.
Thank you so much!

I will be writing this down to put in my Homesteading Book.

My dad's girlfriend gave me #10 cans of diced tomatoes and I dehydrated them..she also gave me #10 cans of tomato sauce unseasoned have any ideas what to do with it to preserve it? I was thinking of adding seasoning and canning I can I do that? Thanks, Brenda
 

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mythreesons, I was wondering if you can freeze that tomato sauce. I know I freeze tomato paste when I open a can and it's too much to use the whole thing. I put it in 1 tablespoon increments in foil squares, then put those in a ziplock bag.

Mary
 

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If in cans, why dry them? Open cans when you need to use them. I'm easily confused.
 

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@seedcorn, The #10 can is BIG, I do not think she will be using it all at once and wants to store the excess in manageable amounts.
 

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Thank you so much!

I will be writing this down to put in my Homesteading Book.

My dad's girlfriend gave me #10 cans of diced tomatoes and I dehydrated them..she also gave me #10 cans of tomato sauce unseasoned have any ideas what to do with it to preserve it? I was thinking of adding seasoning and canning I can I do that? Thanks, Brenda
You can dry that too if you use parchment paper. Or can it, my personal favorite....here's a really flavorful tomato soup recipe for canning that I tried for the first time this year. I LOVE it!

http://www.food.com/recipe/moms-best-tomato-soup-canning-recipe-44058
 

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