Okay so if you have an over abundance of tomatoes and you are not in the mood for salsa try this fabulous recipe out. Thanks to a friend "JEAN" for sharing this recipe. I used my food processor to chop the onions and tomatoes I left the green peppers in bigger chunks for all the great flavor but the ability for picky eaters to remove them .
MANDARIN SAUCE FOR CANNING
MANDARIN SAUCE for canning (A great sweet & sour sauce) 8C. blended tomatoes (wash blanch and peel them, throw in the blender 3 C. chopped tomatoes (peeled and chopped, added mostly for texture) 4 C. chopped onions
4 C. green peppers 2-20oz. cans pineapple tidbits (save the juice to mix with the thickener) 5 C. sugar 8 TB. soy sauce 3 C. vinegar 1 C. Clear jell or ultra-jell 1 C. cold water (to mix with thickener) Put all ingredients together except pineapple juice and water and cornstarch. Heat in large pan to boiling, stirring frequently. Gradually add the juice, water and clear jell/ultra jell that you have mixed together in a separate bowl. Cook until thickened, stirring continually. Fill your sterile canning jars, leaving 1/2" headspace. Put on lids tightly. Process 35 minutes in water-bath canner.
For a quick meal heat up with some cut-up leftover meat and heat until nice and hot, serve over rice, and add some crunchy Chinese noodles if you want. It works well
with any sweet and sour dish.