Vegetable Juice for Canning

This is a healthy beverage that can be canned and drunk just like you would commercial vegetable drinks. It can also be frozen.

Makes: 6 quartsHands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Makes: 6 quarts

Ingredients

  • 15 lbs. fresh ripe tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 small yellow, orange, or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated horseradish root
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a nonreactive pot; simmer 45 minutes. Stir periodically.
  • Put entire blend through a sieve or juicer to remove any fibers, skins, and seeds. Repeat to get a fine consistency. Return to pan; boil. Pour liquid into hot quart jars, leaving ½" headspace.
  • Process in hot-water canner 30 minutes. Let cool, then test lids.