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Zacusca
(Vegetable Spread)

These vegetables should be cooked in their own juices, not water!

1 l of oil (1/2 will also work).
3 kg red peppers
2 kg onion
2 kg tomatoes
1 l of tomato juice.

To this add one of the three alternatives:
2 kg mushrooms
or
2 kg of white beans
or
2 kg of egg plant (baked at high heat in a baking dish in a tiny bit of oil)

Boil for 40 minutes.

Put in jars and boil in canner for 5 minutes.

Thank you for Clayton for writing out the recipe for me, and for Lucretia for making it.