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Governor's Sauce

Ingredients
  Ripe tomatoes 14 Pound (Slightly ripe, 42 medium or 26 large)
  Salt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Canning or pickling)
  Green peppers 6 Large
  Sweet red peppers 6 Large
  Red apples 6 Large, unpeeled
  Cabbage head 1 Medium
  Sugar 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 4 Cup (64 tbs) (5% acid strength)
  Mixed pickling spices 6 Tablespoon (1 1/4 ounce package)
Directions

1. Dip tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds until the skin is loose.
2. Transfer tomatoes to cold water for cooling.
3. Remove skin from tomatoes and core; dice and keep aside in a 2 gallon glass bowl.
4. Add ΒΌ cup salt, mix well and let stand for 3 hours at room temperature.
5. Drain and rinse.
6. Deseed pepper and remove membranes.
7. Core apple and cabbage.
8. In a food chopper with coarse blade, chop apples and cabbage with tomatoes.

MAKING
9. In a 5 quart kettle, cook tomato mixture for 5 minutes with constant stirring.
10. Stir in sugar, 1/4 c salt and vinegar
11. In a cheesecloth bag, put together spices and add to the kettle.
12. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then simmer uncovered for 30 minutes with frequent stirring.
13. Remove and discard spice bag.
14. Into a 2 gallon glass bowl, pour the mixture, cover and let stand for 12-18 hours or overnight in a cool place.
15. Into a 6 quart kettle, return the mixture, cover and heat until it starts to boil.

FINALISING
16. Into 12 hot pint jars, spoon mixture leaving 1/4 inch empty on top of the jar.
17. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
18. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for about 15 minutes; start noting processing time after water in the canner returns to boiling.
19. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
20. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
21. Serve Governor'S Sauce with deep fried foods or with burgers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Dish: 
Sauce
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
333

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