Tomatoes Packed in Their Own Juices
- 10 blemish-free medium basil leaves, washed and dried
- 5 teaspoons kosher salt
- 5 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
- 5 pounds tomatoes, ripe but still firm
For sanitizing the jars and lids: Wash the jars, lids, and bands in hot, soapy water. Rinse well. Dry the lids and bands and set aside. Place the jars in a boiling water canner or a 15- to 20-quart pot fitted with a canning rack and a lid. Fill the pot with water and bring to a boil over me...