So back to the tomatoes. I have made spaghetti sauce and canned a number of red tomatoes but wanted to get rid of some of the green ones.
My sister-in-law, Barb sent me her recipe for mincemeat since I have an abundance of green tomatoes and apples. I decided to give it a whirl since I love her mincemeat. (I was lucky enough to have received a few jars from her last year.)
6 c chopped green tomatoes
6 c chopped apples (cored and peeled)
3 c raisins
1 c suet or butter
3/4 c vinegar
1 c mixed peel
4 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp allspice
2 tsp salt
Core and chop tomatoes. I used my food processor on pulse.
Place tomatoes in a large pot and cover with hot water. Bring to a boil and the drain thoroughly.
Do that 3 times.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Mix well and cook for an hour.
Fill sealers and process in hot water bath for 25 minutes.
I got 5 quarts of mincemeat. Barb's was slightly browner in colour but I added a bit more tomatoes and apples since I had lots.
Store until needed for pie, tarts or squares. Last year I made some squares similar to matrimonial cake but used mincemeat instead of the date mixture. They were very yummy. ;)