Mexican Tomato Sauce Recipe & Giveaway

Mexican Tomato Sauce Recipe & Giveaway

Ball® Brand Mexican Tomato Sauce Recipe & Giveaway!


I love canning and preserving! Previously I shared my Pickled Serrano Peppers recipe with you. Making my own jams and preserves is also something I enjoy. When it comes to canning & preserving there’s one brand that always comes to my mind, the Ball® Brand. I love Ball® Brand jars and I use them for lots of things. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably seen my infused water pics. I almost always drink them in Ball® Brand jars.

Recently I was contacted to see if I would recreate a Ball® Brand recipe from The All New Ball® Book Of Canning And Preserving. I was also asked to share the recipe I chose with you, so of course I had to agree! I absolutely loved this book! Not only does it have great recipes. It also has vibrant pictures and teaches you everything you need to know about canning & preserving.

The recipe I chose is Ball® Brand’s Mexican Tomato Sauce

The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving

This recipe makes about 4 (1-PT./500-ML) jars.


2 cups (500 ml) chopped white onion (about 2 large)

1 cup (250 ml) chicken stock

1/3 cup (75 ml) lime juice (about 4 limes)

2 tsp. (10 ml) salt

4 1/3 lb. (2 kg) plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped

6 garlic cloves, chopped

1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped fresh cilantro


-Combine all ingredients, except cilantro, in a 6 qt. (6-L) stainless steel or enameled Dutch oven. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until onion is very tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

-Process tomato mixture in a blender or food processor, in batches, until very smooth. Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, pressing with the back of the spoon to remove small bits of tomato peel and seeds. Discard seeds and peel.

-Pour tomato puree into a large skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, until thickened to desired consistency. stir in cilantro.

-Ladle hot tomato sauce into a hot jar, leaving 1/2-inch (1-cm) headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. center lid on jar. Apply band and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling-water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.

-Process jars 40 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.

Mexican Tomato Sauce Recipe

This sauce is amazing, and the perfect starter for tacos and enchiladas.


Did you know that tomorrow Friday, July 22nd, the Ball® Brand will host this year’s sixth annual Can-It-Forward Day! A day to celebrate the joys of fresh preserving, and encourage both new and veteran canners to preserve more, we’ve planned for a truly unique experience for 2016 with a real emphasis on “canning it forward.” This year, we’re hosting Can-It-Forward Day entirely online via Facebook Live. Throughout the day, the Ball brand and our expert ambassadors will be demoing a variety of canning recipes and in the true spirit of “canning it forward,” for every engagement received on the videos, whether it be a comment, like or share, the brand donate $1 to a local charity.

Here are some things you can do to join in the fun!

  • Pledge to can-it-forward by signing up via the pledge page and share with friends.
  • Tune in on July 22nd to watch canning demonstrations via Facebook Live from 10:00AM – 3:30PM ET. Each hour, viewers will have the chance to win a giveaway prize!
  • When you engage with any of the Facebook Live recipe videos, a donation will be made to charity.
  • Ask Jarden Home Brands canning experts any preserving or home canning questions via Twitter with the hashtag #canitforward from 10AM – 5PM ET on July 22nd. You can also share their own #canitforward creations with the brand on Pinterest and Instagram.

Now For The Giveaway!

the all new ball book of canning and preserving book giveaway

The All New Ball® Book Of Canning And Preserving Book Giveaway

Sponsored by: Ball® Brand

Hosted by: My Silly Little Gang

Co-Hosted by: IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways and Deliciously Savvy

One Lucky Winner Will Receive A Copy Of The All New Ball® Book Of Canning And Preserving!

This giveaway will run through 8/2/16 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Chances of winning depend on number of entries received. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions or concerns please email (please consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as the winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools form. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. Thank You for stopping by!

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Thank You & Good Luck!

Disclosure: Silvie at My Silly Little Gang received a complimentary product to facilitate the review, no other compensation was received. No other blog associated with this giveaway is responsible for the product shipment. Sponsors will be shipping directly to winners. Thank You for stopping by!


  1. Denise@Soup Spice Everything Nice

    Yum! This sounds so good. I am visiting from Turn It Up Tuesdays and I am so glad I click on this recipe. Thanks!

  2. Cathy Jarolin

    I have always wanted to learn how to can!! My Grandmother and Great Aunt used to can food all the time when I was a child.. Your tomato sauce recipe sounds so delicious and fresh tasting!! I will pin it and if I ever get around to trying my Hand at Canning, your recipe will be the first! Thankyou so much for sharing!!

  3. Sarh S

    This sounds really interesting! My uncle loves canning stuff and then he sells it at the farmers market. All of the produce he uses are grown in his back yard. Pretty neat!


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