Canning tomatoes without using a pressure cooker??

patandchickens

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LORIS626 said:
They always seal. Maybe I'm living on borrowed time!
It is not about whether they seal. They can seal perfectly *and still spoil* inside the jar while sealed, is what folks are saying.

THough if these are sufficiently acidic tomatoes, you are probably not running much of a risk of botulism (which can kill you dead from the clear blue sky), just of having jars that when you look at them or open them you go 'uh oh, better not eat this one'.

It is awfully easy to waterbath process jars, though.

Have fun,

Pat
 

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Loris,
I know exactly what you are saying, that is the way I have always canned tomatoes. My sister's mother-in-law gave the the recipe, well I guess there is no recipe rally. I think I put a litte salt on the top of each jar before putting the hot lid on. They seal as they cool. Perfect, I've never had a problem either.
 
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