Pressure canning

Asked September 9, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT

I make my homemade spaghetti sauce with store bought hunts tomatoe sauce then I add my ground beef and Italian sausage and onions and fresh garlic and seasonings can I can it using a pressure canner

Baltimore County Maryland canning

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Depending upon the recipe spaghetti sauce can safely be canning using either the water bath or pressure canning methods. It is important to use a tested or certified recipe to ensure bacteria does not grow inside the jar and cause illness.

A tested recipe would be from a source like Ball. A free resource for recipes is the National Center for Home Food Preservation's Home Caning Guide. It can be found online at https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html.

If you have further questions please feel free to call the Frederick Extension Office at 301-600-1589.