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Recipes #9: Green Tomato Mincemeat

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 08-20-2009 05:46 AM 5904 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Dehydrating: Mushrooms and Potatoes Part 9 of Recipes series Part 10: Green Tomato Relish »

Aug 20/09

I had a little of the mincemeat left over, after canning, so we did a taste test last night. YUMMY.
Rick wasn’t sure about “green tomato” anything but he tried it and he liked it.

I got this recipe from www.grouprecipes.com

Green Tomato Mincemeat

  • 4 Pounds of Green Tomatoes,chopped (that’s about 10 cups)
  • 1 Pounds of Brown Sugar (about 3 cups)
  • 1 Pounds Raisins (about 3 cups)
  • 3/4 Cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Cloves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Salt
Directions
  • Place all the ingredients in a large heavy cooking pot.
  • Bring to a boil and stir constantly, to keep from scorching.
  • Place in clean sterile canning jars while still hot. (I got 5 pints from this batch.)
  • Place canning lid on jar.
  • Place in hot bath,leave in boiling water about 10 minutes.
  • Remove to cool.

I’m going to make some more today.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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mario1360

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posted 08-20-2009 07:48 AM

love that stuff, here we call it green ketchup….delicious.

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-20-2009 09:18 AM

I think I’m loving it as well… :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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mtkate

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posted 08-20-2009 04:58 PM

Do you use this to fill tarts as well or mainly like a ketchup?

-- Zone 4a or 4b... depending on where you are standing!

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jroot

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posted 08-20-2009 05:06 PM

Mom used to make something like this. It is more like a chutney to use with meat, rather than a sweet tart. However, my cousin used to make a sweet tart with his tomatoes.- no vinegar for him. I am not sure what the proportions would be though.

Hey, maybe that calls for an experiment.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-20-2009 05:17 PM

it’s going into tarts tomorrow, for a family “hot dog night”. I’ll let you know what the feedback is.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 08-22-2009 07:53 AM

When my family was young, I made green tomato mincemeat every fall to use for my Christmas baking. We found it to be even better than regular mincemeat.
Bet your family will not know the difference.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-22-2009 08:23 AM

they loved it.
They all said that regular mincemeat is sometimes to harsh but this was really good.

So it’s a hit. Now I need more green tomatoes!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 08-22-2009 09:05 AM

How does Iris’ recipe compare with MsDebbie?

The link to: www.grouprecipes.com did not work for me today. Is it just my computer?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-22-2009 09:48 AM

the link worked for me.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 08-22-2009 12:59 PM

I have 2 recipes that I used to use….......one has alittle rum in it. ;-) I’ll give you that one…................

GREEN TOMATO MINCEMEAT

8 cups ground or finely chopped green tomatoes
8 cups ground or finely chopped tart apples
4 pounds of brown sugar
4 1/2 pounds dried currants (or raisins)
1/2 pound mixed peel ( or candied fruit)
1/2 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped suet or corn oil
1 oz. white rum…..or to taste :-)or 6 tablespoons of lemon juice

Thoroughly combine all ingredients except rum, in a large kettle. Simmer until thick, about 3 hours, stirring often. Blend in rum. Pour into hot sterilized jars, seal. Makes 9 pints. *More spices may be added if desired.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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jroot

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posted 08-22-2009 02:52 PM

Now we have two good recipes for Green Tomato Mincemeat. Good work, ladies.

re: the link above I just tried again and this is the message I get.
Page Not Found
Oops! We couldn’t find this page for you. It might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-22-2009 05:35 PM

did I mention that with the second batch I didn’t have enough raisins so I used part raisins, part dried cranberries, and part dried goji berries.
This was the mix that I took to hot dog night and it got the good reviews.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-22-2009 05:36 PM

as for the website.. I finally got the “page not found”. For some reason it is adding the link to the gt page address.

Try this link

http://www.grouprecipes.com/

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 08-22-2009 06:46 PM

That works. Thanks, MsDebbieP

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bon

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posted 08-24-2009 10:27 AM

Can’t say I have ever tasted green tomato mincemeat but it sure sounds good.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-24-2009 03:10 PM

this recipe tastes tastes like a butter tart.

I made another batch today! )

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 08-24-2009 05:36 PM

my last batch—too much spice for the amount of tomatoes. Perhaps it was the nutmeg because for the first two batches I didn’t have any nutmeg so I just left it out.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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