40 oz fresh tomatoes*
1 oz sweet onion
1 clove garlic
2/3 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery seed
1 pinch of cloves
black pepper to taste
*I leave the skins and seeds, if you prefer you can remove them from your tomatoes beforehand. The skin and seeds holds some great nutrients so I really recommend leaving it!
In a high powered blender process your tomatoes until totally pureed. Add in onion and garlic and puree them as well.
Pour into a 6 quart stock pot and add remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring well.
Reduce heat to medium low, simmer for 60-90 minutes until thickened to your preference, stirring often.
Return to pot , adjust seasonings and sugar to taste, cover and simmer 10 minutes more.
Pour into a bowl and chill completely and bottle as desired