I have had such a bumper crop of tomatoes this year. I wanted to make good use of them and decided to make some homemade spaghetti sauce.
First to peel the tomatoes make a slight X cut at the bottom of the fruit. Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop the tomatoes a few at a time into the boiling water for around 30 seconds. Immediately plunge in an ice bath.
Here are all the tomatoes waiting to be peeled. Get a helper if you can to help you peel it will go so much faster. They aren't hard to peel but there were just so many of them.
After I peeled them I cut them in half and just used my fingers to squeeze out as much water and seeds as I could. Place them in a colander to drain a little as you are finishing up.
I put them into my blender to puree them.
Into the crockpot they look a little pale at first but not for long.
I added a package of browned Italian sausage, Italian seasonings, Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, a bit of sugar to cut the acid and a splash of red wine. I also added a can of tomato paste to help thicken. You will need to add a little bit of salt as with fresh tomatoes you don't have the salt added as you would with canned tomatoes. You can add garlic but I don't as I don't like it.
Simmered in the crock pot on my back porch so the kitchen wouldn't get hot. I kept it on low for about six hours. Here is the finished product. It tasted so fresh and full of flavor.
This made enough for our dinner and for three containers more to be frozen and enjoyed later.
** You can use one large can of crushed tomatoes and one small can of tomato paste in place of the fresh tomatoes. Double, triple as you like.