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Get More From Garden Fresh Tomatoes

Have a tomato surplus in your garden this summer?

We understand. Tired of eating the same tomato recipes to utilize your harvest? You’re not alone. In fact, a recent survey uncovered that tomatoes are the favorite crop to plant among gardeners (32%), but also top the list of produce for garden excess, followed by peppers and cucumbers.

Instead of slicing up your tomatoes for the same turkey sandwiches and garden salads, try to venture out and experiment with new recipes like a delicious barbecue sauce for your next grill party, or homemade basil garlic tomato sauce!

Check out the recipes below for inspiration. All can be made using the new FreshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker from Ball® Canning. The appliance is designed to make the most delicious salsas and sauces and can puree up to 15 quarts of fresh tomatoes in just a few minutes!

Grandma’s Chili Sauce

We’re nostalgic for grandma’s cooking with this chili sauce recipe. Try it on burgers, meatloaf and more! With the HarvestPro Sauce Maker, you can save on prep time chopping all of those tomatoes.

Barbecue Sauce


Whip up a batch of this flavorful barbecue sauce for your next outdoor cookout. Spread a generous amount onto burgers, ribs, or just about anything else! Guests will love the flavor of fresh tomatoes, brown sugar and onions.

Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce


Next up, use this basil garlic tomato sauce recipe as the perfect companion for your next pasta dish. Make this in advance to have a delicious sauce you can serve at any time, or give extra to friends and family.

Zesty Salsa


We love this traditional salsa recipe for its zesty kick. The best part? You can swap in the chili peppers you prefer, whether it is a mild poblano or a super spicy habanero!

What’s your favorite fresh tomato based recipe this summer? Share with us on social @BallCanning!

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