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Homemade Creole Sauce

A delicious creole sauce that can be easily frozen to use later.
Author Jane Windham

Ingredients

  • 25 pounds of fresh tomatoes cleaned, skinned, and cored
  • 2 bunches celery chopped
  • 4-5 large green bell peppers chopped
  • 2-3 large onions chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 ounces Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces Texas Pete hot sauce
  • 1 24 ounce bottle ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons dry Cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the skinned and cored tomatoes to a large stock pot and cook over medium high heat for 30-45 minutes, stirring and chopping occasionally.
  2. Saute the chopped celery in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add to the cooked tomatoes.
  3. Saute the chopped green bell peppers in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add to the mixture.
  4. Saute the chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir into the tomato mixture.
  5. Add the Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, and ketchup.
  6. Stir to mix thoroughly and simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to completely cool.
  8. Ladle into quart or gallon sized freezer bags, wipe bags clean, and place in the freezer.
  9. Use within 6 months.

Recipe Notes

When heating the sauce to use in recipes, add a bay leaf and the juice of half of a fresh lemon.