Spicy V8 or Bloody Mary Mix - Canning Tomatoes

Fellow canner and old classmate of mine posted on Facebook that she was canning Spicy V8 juice that would eventually be used as a Bloody Mary mix or in chilis.  She was kind enough to provide me with the recipe that I am now going to share with you.  Her husband gave the seal of approval for taste, if and ONLY IF salt was added.  He said it is needed.  At this point, I am unsure how much salt however you may be able to use the recommended amount noted in my previous Bloody Mary Mix recipe.

Thank you Shan for the recipe!!!

Spicy V8 Juice

15 lbs ripe tomatoes, chopped (you want 8 quarts chopped)
1 large bell pepper; chopped fine
2 large onions, chopped fine
1 1/2 cups celery; diced
2 bay leaves
12 fresh basil leaves or 2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp prepared horseradish
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
3 tsp sugar (we left that out)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice
SALT - Regular or Seasoned


Place all ingredients, except lemon juice, in a large pot and bring to boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Press through a food mill. Return juice to pot, stir in lemon juice and bring to boil. Pour into clean hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Process for 35 minutes at 1000 feet.

I hope you enjoy the recipe. If I have enough tomatoes I will be making this recipe over the weekend. I promise to give you updates.

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2 Responses
  1. meemsnyc Says:

    I can't wait to have enough ripe tomatoes to try this. Yum!!


  2. Jess B Says:

    I have a pot of this cooking down now! :) Can't wait to try it!


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