Homemade V8 Juice

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Does your family enjoy fresh homemade juice? Here is a delicious juice which taste like V8 juice. This is called V8 Juice. There are only seven ingredients. We process this V8 Juice in a water bath process. Honestly a couple of jars never get processed. They are consumed before being put in the water bath. Fresh vegetables, no preservatives.

Doesn’t get any better tasting or healthier.

Needed: Strainer, large bowl, non-reactive pot (glass, enamel or stainless steel), potato masher.

Homemade V8 Juice

Ingredients
  

  • 24 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 pound carrots scrubbed diced
  • 1 bunch celery scrubbed diced
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 large bunch parsley
  • 1 ybsp sea salt
  • 1 bottle lemon juice.

Instructions
 

  • Wash tomatoes. Slice a shallow edge from the top of the tomato, to remove the stem and core.
  • Cut tomatoes into quarters.
  • Add tomatoes to your stockpot. Use a potato masher (or immersion blender) to break up wedges. Turn burner to medium heat.
  • Add carrots, celery, onions, parsley.
  • Stir frequently to prevent sticking and scorching.
  • Simmer 35 minutes. Carrots and celery should be tender.
  • Strain everything into a large pot.
  • Return liquid to clean stockpot.
  • Juice remaining vegetables. Use a food mill, food processor or blender.
  • Strain vegetables. Add to rest of your liquid.
  • Add salt.
  • Heat juice to 190 degrees. DO NOT BOIL.
  • Wash and prepare glass jar and lids.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to each pint jar. 2 Tablespoons to quart jar.
  • Ladle hot juice into jars. Leave 1/2 inch head space.
  • Wipe jars. Add lids and rings.
  • In a hot water bath, process pints 35 minutes. Quarts 40 minutes.
  • Shake before drinking.

Notes

Tip: You can add 1 cup of spinach, 1 Tablespoon black pepper or 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. Remember it is your juice, make it to your tastes.

 

 

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