Spicy Tomato Juice Canning Recipe- Preserve the Flavor of Summer

I’m thrilled to provide to you today a recipe for Spicy Tomato Juice Canning that will enable you to preserve the rich flavors of summer and enjoy them all year long.

Canning your own tomato juice not only ensures that you have a supply of delicious, homemade juice at your fingertips but also allows you to infuse it with a spicy kick for an extra zing! So let’s begin this wonderful voyage by jumping right in.

Spicy Tomato Juice Canning Recipe
Spicy Tomato Juice Canning Recipe

How To Make Spicy Tomato Juice Canning Recipe?

Preparation Times:  2 hours

Yields: 6-8 pint-sized jars

Equipment Needed

  • Large stockpot
  • Canning jars with lids and bands
  • Canning funnel
  • Water bath canner or large pot with a canning rack
  • Ladle
  • Jar lifter
  • Bubble remover tool
  • Clean kitchen towels
  • Cutting board and knife


  • 20 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Step-1. Prepare the Tomatoes

  • Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and remove the cores. Cut them into rough chunks.

Step-2. Cook the Base

  • In a large stockpot, combine the chopped tomatoes, onions, minced garlic and jalapeño peppers.
  • Until the tomatoes break down and the onions become translucent cook the mixture over medium heat and stirring occasionally. This should take about 30-40 minutes.

Step-3. Blend the Mixture

  • Use an immersion blender to puree the cooked tomato mixture until smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender, carefully transfer the mixture in batches to a blender.

Step-4. Season and Simmer

  • Add salt, sugar, black pepper, lemon juice and cayenne pepper to the stockpot once the mixture has been mixed.
  • Simmer the mixture over low heat for another 20-30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the juice to thicken slightly.

Step-5. Prepare the Canning Jars

  • While the tomato juice simmers, get ready your canning jars by giving them a hot, soapy wash and sterilizing them. Also, sterilize the lids and bands in a separate pot of simmering water.

Step-6. Fill the Jars

Step-7. Seal the Jars

  • Wipe the jar rims with a clean, damp towel to ensure a clean seal. Place sterilized lids on the jars and screw on the bands until fingertip tight.

Step-8. Process in a Water Bath Canner

  • Place the filled jars into a water bath canner or a large pot with a canning rack.
  • Ensure that the jars are covered with at least 1-2 inches of water.
  • Bring the water to a boil, and then process the jars for 40 minutes.

Step-9. Cool and Store

  • Carefully remove the jars from the canner using a jar lifter and place them on a clean kitchen towel.
  • Allow the jars to cool for 12-24 hours. You’ll hear the satisfying “ping” of the lids sealing as they cool.

Nutrition Facts Of Spicy Tomato Juice Canning Recipe

  • Calories: 45
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 2g

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy a glass of spicy tomato juice on its own for a zesty, refreshing beverage.
  • Use it as a base for cocktails like Bloody Mary or Michelada.
  • Incorporate it into soups, stews or chili for an added depth of flavor.

Tips and Variations

  • Jalapenos peppers can be increased or decreased in number to alter the degree of heat.
  • To experiment with several pepper varieties and create distinctive flavor profiles.
  • For added freshness, add herbs like cilantro or basil.
  • For up to a year, keep your canned tomato juice in a cold, dark location.

Health Benefits Of Spicy Tomato Juice Canning Recipe

  • Nutrients such as lycopene, as well as the abundant vitamins C and K found in tomato juice, might offer various health advantages.
  • Jalapenos peppers’ heat has the ability to increase metabolism and facilitate better digestion.

FAQs: About Spicy Tomato Juice Canning Recipe

1: Can I use store-bought tomato juice for this recipe?

  • While you can use store-bought tomato juice which is making your own allows you to customize the flavor and spice level to your liking.

2: How long does canned tomato juice last?

  • Homemade canned tomato juice can be kept for up to a year if it is properly canned and kept in a cold and dark location.


There you have it is a spicy tomato juice canning recipe that’s not only bursting with flavor but also a fantastic way to preserve the taste of summer.

Making your own tomato juice for canning will keep a helpful item for all of your cooking projects available in your pantry.

Grab those tomatoes, put your hands in your pockets and get ready to reap the rewards all year long. Cheers to home-cooked food!