Peppers in Tomato Sauce
These peppers are eaten over veal cutlets or used as a pasta sauce.
MAKES 2 PINTS
1 tbsp. coarse kosher salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. white vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
5 allspice berries
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
7 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and quartered
1. Stir together salt, sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, allspice, cloves, oil, and 2 cups water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add peppers to tomato sauce and cook until they are tender but firm, 10–15 minutes.
2. Using a sterilized spoon, transfer hot peppers to 2 hot, sterilized pint canning jars. Pour hot tomato sauce over peppers. Put lids on jars and screw on bands. Process for 35 minutes at 10 lbs. pressure in a pressure canner. Remove jars from pot and allow to cool completely. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.