Homemade BBQ Sauce
This homemade BBQ sauce can be made when tomatoes are in season or it can be made from canned or store bought tomato paste. Keep in mind you may need a bit of tomato juice if the sauce is too thick for your liking.
Here is how you go about making homemade BBQ sauce with fresh tomatoes.
To make a really thick BBQ sauce you need to remove the tomato juice from the tomato paste. The easiest way to do this is to use a steamer juicer such as the Mehu-Liisa, although this is not the only way.
When the steamer is finished extracting the juice, bottle it and can it. This is tomato juice in its purest form. You can also squeeze the juice from the tomatoes, set the tomato pulp aside and can the juice.
The tomato pulp that is left in the top of the steamer juicer is what you want to use. If you removed the juice by hand, then you will still use the tomato pulp. You can remove the seeds or simply blend the mixture until it is smooth, whichever you prefer.
Begin by putting 20 cups of fresh chopped tomatoes into your steamer juicer or into a foley mill or chessecloth.