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

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

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