Tomato Soup

Submitted by Debra Walter

Tomato Soup


  • 4 quarts tomatoes cut in 1/2 or 1/4s
  • 3 cups onions chopped
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 2 cups sweet red peppers chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 tsp. salt


  • Cook tomatoes until soft; press through sieve or food mill. Combine onions, celery, peppers and carrots. Add enough water to cover. Cook until soft. Press through sieve or food mill. Add to tomatoes. Add salt. Cook slowly until thick, about 1 hour. Stir to prevent scorching. Pour soup into clean hot jars, leaving 1 inch head space. Adjust lids. Process at 10 pounds pressure: 20 minutes for pints; 30 minutes for quarts.