Ankle Bens for the winter


"Ankl Bens" for the winter - an excellent preparation, which can serve as a sauce for pasta or cereal dishes, and in combination with rich fillers (beans or rice) will be a tasty side dish. This sauce came to us from America in the nineties and then was a wonder. Now many housewives have their own recipes of blanks called "Unkl Bens", including almost all vegetables available this season.

How to make ankle bens sauce at home

Many housewives use various methods that make the harvesting tastier:

  1. Tomatoes for this sauce are selected sweet and completely ripe. In their absence, it is possible to use ready-made tomato paste of good quality.
  2. Sweet pepper is preferable to green, then it will not boil soft and retain the crispy texture.
  3. Vegetables must be clean and dry.
  4. Often, the tomato has to remove the skin. It is easier to do after blanching tomatoes in boiling water and immersing them in cold water.
  5. Crush tomatoes in any convenient way using a meat grinder or blender.
  6. The oils in this preparation are usually added quite a bit, therefore “Ankle Bens” can be considered a dietary dish. It is quite suitable for those who want to lose weight.
  7. The original recipe of Ankle Bens includes corn starch for thickening the sauce. In home canning, it can also be used or replaced with potato. The amount depends on the density of the sauce: up to 5 tbsp. spoons.
  8. Usually this preform is not further sterilized. Simply pour the boiling sauce into sterile containers. Wrap canned food before cooling.

Ankle Bens classic recipe

The classic sauce recipe doesn’t include too many ingredients, but it doesn’t get worse. Rich vegetable sweet-sour taste will delight any gourmet.

Would need:

  • tomatoes - 2 kg;
  • Bulgarian pepper - 700 g;
  • carrot - 400 g;
  • vegetable oil - a glass;
  • garlic - 6 cloves;
  • sugar - 140 g;
  • salt - 40 g;
  • vinegar (9%) - 25 ml.

To taste and desire, you can add any chopped greens, hot or ground red pepper.


  1. Tomatoes free from the skin, crushed in a blender. Council! You can use a meat grinder.
  2. Boil tomatoes for a quarter of an hour under the lid.
  3. Add chopped vegetables, except garlic, and simmer for another 20 minutes.
  4. Now it's the turn of spices, butter and garlic cloves that need to be crushed. At the same time, chopped greens and chopped hot peppers are added to the sauce.
  5. Another 5 minutes of boiling, and the sauce is ready for packaging in sterile jars. Sealed seaming - the main condition for the preservation of canned food.

Ankl Bens for the winter with tomatoes

This preparation resembles sauce most of all and by its consistency is what it is.

It will take:

  • 5 kg of tomatoes;
  • a pair of bulbs of large size;
  • 6-8 garlic cloves;
  • 2 glasses of sugar;
  • 90 g of salt;
  • 5 teaspoons powdered mustard;
  • 20 ml of vinegar 9%.

From spices you need 4 tsp of black ground pepper and 8 bay leaves.

Tip! If you do not like spicy dishes, pepper and mustard can be put less.

How to cook:

  1. Prepared tomatoes are ground in any convenient way.
  2. Add spices to the tomato paste and boil for a quarter of an hour.
  3. Onions and garlic are turned into a mush and added together with sugar, salt and mustard to the sauce.
  4. After 5 minutes of boiling, it is packaged in sterile dishes and rolled up.
  5. The billet must be heated under a blanket during the day.

Ankl Bens from pepper and tomatoes

Another recipe for ketchup, enriched with Bulgarian pepper and herbs.


  • tomatoes - 5 kg;
  • onions - 300 g;
  • sweet pepper - 400 g;
  • salt - 50 g;
  • sugar - 1.5 cups;
  • vinegar - 0.5 cup (9%);
  • ground black pepper - 1 tsp;
  • hot red pepper - 0.5 tsp;
  • greens - to taste.
Tip! Best of all, tomatoes combine basil, celery, parsley.

A pinch of cinnamon and a few bay leaves are recommended for spices.


  1. Grinding tomatoes for this sauce is optional, it is enough to cut them into cubes. Onions and bell peppers cut even larger into 4 parts.
  2. All this is cooked in a saucepan without a lid on a very low heat 2 times for an hour and a half with the interval between boiling for a couple of hours.
  3. After cooling, the vegetable mixture is rubbed through a sieve and again put to cook, adding all the spices and spices.

    Important! Greens are not cut, but tied in a bun and put in a saucepan. When the sauce is ready, it is taken out.

  4. The final cooking time is another 3 hours. The amount of ketchup in the process should be halved.
  5. Boiling sauce is packaged in sterilized containers and immediately rolled up. He does not need additional warming up.

Ankl Bens without tomatoes

When cooking snacks "Ankl Bens" tomatoes in any recipe it is possible to replace tomato paste. The proportions here are as follows: 1 kg of tomatoes corresponds to 300 g of tomato paste.

A warning! It should contain only tomatoes.

To get a fill, it must be mixed with water. If you dilute 3 times, we get an equivalent substitute for tomato juice from a kilogram of tomatoes. If you want a sauce thicker, you can take less water, but the taste will become more saturated.


  • tomato paste - 900 g;
  • carrots, onions - 0.5 kg;
  • Bulgarian pepper - 10 pcs .;
  • 12 cloves of garlic;
  • a bunch of parsley;
  • a glass of vegetable oil and sugar;
  • salt - 50 g;
  • Apple vinegar - 75 ml.

How to cook:

  1. Dilute tomato paste and let it boil.
  2. Vegetables are cut into strips and added to tomatoes. Stew all together for another 20 minutes.
  3. Add all the seasonings, except for vinegar, herbs and garlic, they are pre-crushed.
  4. After 5 minutes of heating over low heat, season the sauce with vinegar and packaged in sterile containers. Wrap before cooling required.

Ankle Bens Salad with Carrots and Garlic

This salad is prepared quickly and it turns out delicious.

It will take:

  • tomatoes - 3 kg;
  • 2 kg of sweet pepper;
  • 1 kg of carrots, onions;
  • 24 garlic cloves;
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil and sugar;
  • salt - 1.5 tbsp. spoons;
  • 0.5 cups vinegar (9%).

How to cook:

  1. The tomatoes are minced with a meat grinder, all the seasonings are added, except for vinegar, and evaporated for 15 minutes.
  2. Chopped vegetables, except for garlic, spread in a sauce and cook for another 1/3 hour. Chopped garlic cloves put in the workpiece after a quarter of an hour.
  3. After adding vinegar products are packaged in sterile containers, rolled up, covered with a blanket.

Lecho Ankl Bens from pepper

In it the Bulgarian pepper solo. A large amount of sugar makes it sweetish, unlike traditional Bulgarian lecho.


  • 6 kg of tomatoes;
  • 5-6 kg of bell pepper;
  • carrots and bulbs - 10 pcs .;
  • sunflower oil and sugar - 2 glasses each;
  • Vinegar (9%) - 1 cup.

How to cook:

  1. Scroll the tomatoes using a meat grinder. Tip! You can optionally wipe them through a sieve to free from seeds.
  2. Boil the tomato mass, adding oil and spices, about a quarter of an hour.
  3. Chopped onion half rings, sweet red peppers, grated carrots are added to lecho and boil for another quarter of an hour. Try on salt, season with vinegar and packaged in sterile containers, roll.

Sauce Ankle Bens with cinnamon and cloves

These spices give the sauce an indescribable taste and aroma.

It will take:

  • 2.5 kg of tomatoes;
  • two onions;
  • 0.5 cup of sugar;
  • 0.5 tbsp. spoons of salt;
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, black pepper;
  • 1/4 tsp ground celery seed;
  • 2 buds carnation.

Vinegar in this blank is added to taste.

How to cook:

  1. Chopped tomatoes are boiled for 15 minutes. To separate them from the seeds and skin, rub through a sieve.
  2. Onions are crushed in a blender and boiled with tomato puree, until the density becomes desired.
  3. Add spices and spices, boil for another quarter of an hour.
  4. Season to taste with vinegar and packaged in sterile dishes, corked.

Delicious Ankle Bens with Rice

Such a hearty preparation will completely replace the main course.

Tip! You can chop the vegetables in mashed potatoes, which will simplify the cooking process. If you cut them into cubes, the dish will look more appetizing.


  • 2.5 kg of tomatoes;
  • 700 g of sweet pepper, carrot and onion;
  • hot pepper pod;
  • 200 grams of rice;
  • 150 grams of sugar;
  • 150 ml of vegetable oil;
  • 2.5 Art. spoons of vinegar (9%);
  • 1.5 Art. spoons of salt.

How to cook:

  1. Vegetables, except peppers, are minced by means of a meat grinder, boiled for 10 minutes, immediately adding oil and spices.
  2. Wash the rice and spread it in the sauce. They languish a quarter of an hour.
  3. Add the peppers cut in small squares and cook on a low fire under the lid until the rice is ready.
  4. Seasoned with vinegar, laid out in sterile containers, rolled, insulated.

Ankl Bens for the winter: a recipe with cucumbers and greens

This recipe for the "Ankle Bens" sauce for the winter has cucumbers in its composition, which makes it taste original. Dill with parsley give it a special aroma and enrich it with useful vitamins.


  • 5 kg of tomatoes;
  • 2 kg of Bulgarian pepper, fresh cucumbers, carrots and onions;
  • 6 heads of garlic;
  • two bunches of dill and parsley;
  • one and a half glasses of sugar;
  • 200 ml of vegetable oil and vinegar (6%);
  • 100 g of salt.
Tip! The number of ingredients can be reduced by keeping the proportions, and some garlic replaced with hot pepper.

How to prepare:

  1. Crushed tomatoes boil for 10 minutes.
  2. The remaining vegetables are cut into cubes and added in turn at intervals of 10 minutes in the following order: carrot, onion, pepper, cucumber.
  3. Season with spices and butter, cook for another half hour.
  4. Chop garlic and greens, add them to the sauce, pour vinegar.
  5. After 5 minutes, the salad can be laid out in sterile dishes and corked.

Spicy harvesting for the winter: Ankle Bens with beans

Another option for a hearty snack for the winter is the Ankle Bens.

Tip! Beans are soaked for at least half a day, not forgetting to change the water several times. Then cook, usually until cooked.


  • 1.5 kg of tomatoes;
  • 0.5 kg of carrots, sweet peppers and onions;
  • hot pepper pod;
  • a glass of boiled beans;
  • 100 g of sugar;
  • 30 grams of salt;
  • 120 ml of vegetable oil.

How to cook:

  1. Crush all the vegetables, except the beans, season with spices and butter and boil for 1/3 of an hour.
  2. Spread the beans in the sauce and continue stewing for the same amount.
  3. Packed in prepared dishes and subjected to sterilization: for liter jars time - 20 minutes. Rolled up.

Ankl Bens for the winter "you will kiss the fingers": a recipe with pumpkin

Pumpkin is a very useful vegetable. Her presence in the sauce makes the taste of the billet unforgettable.

Tip! Choose for cooking Muscat pumpkin varieties, they have a particularly bright taste.


  • 1.2 kg of pumpkin;
  • 0.5 kg of onion and sweet pepper;
  • 4 cloves of garlic;
  • half a cup of sugar and vegetable oil;
  • one and a half glasses of tomato juice;
  • 30 grams of salt.

How to cook:

  1. Vegetables are cut into cubes, mixed and poured tomato juice.
  2. Add all the ingredients, with the exception of vinegar, it is poured at the end of the quenching, which should last half an hour.
  3. A couple of minutes after the addition of vinegar, you can lay out the salad in sterile jars. Corked hermetically.

Ankle Bens Salad: a recipe with Krasnodar sauce

Sweet and sour Krasnodar sauce has a special taste and is very well suited for the preparation of blanks.


  • 2.5 kg of sweet pepper;
  • on one and a half kg of carrots and onions;
  • 1 liter of tomato juice and Krasnodar sauce;
  • one and a half cup of vegetable oil;
  • salt - to taste.

How to cook:

  1. Tinder grated carrot for Korean dishes, onion cut into half rings. Stew vegetables in thick-walled dishes with the addition of vegetable oil for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Add sweet peppers, cut into wide straws, sauce and juice. Stew until half cooked pepper, season with salt. Laid out in sterile dishes, sterilized. Liter cans are enough to stand in a water bath for 10 minutes and then cork.

Ankle Bens with pineapples

This savory seasoning is suitable for meat, fish and pasta.


  • 3 kg of ripe tomatoes and sweet peppers;
  • canned pineapples - 1.7 l;
  • 3 pods of hot peppers;
  • 0.25 liters of tomato paste;
  • one and a half glasses of sugar;
  • 5 large bulbs;
  • 75 g of salt;
  • 3 tbsp. spoons of starch, better corn.

How to cook:

  1. Peel the tomatoes, cut in small pieces, half crushed with a blender to a juice.

    Tip! Seeds from tomatoes are also better to remove.

  2. Diluted tomato paste in a ratio of 1: 2, adding salt, sugar, chopped tomatoes.
  3. Finely chopped onion sprinkled with vinegar, spread it into a tomato mass, braised on low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Add chopped sweet peppers and cook another 1/3 hour.
  5. Purified hot pepper seeds are cut in half and soaked in water for an hour, changing the water during this time once.
  6. The remaining tomatoes are cut into slices and spread into a sauce, boiled for another quarter of an hour.
  7. Pineapples cut into cubes, hot peppers finely chopped and add everything to the sauce. Attention! Pineapple juice is not poured.
  8. After 10 minutes, add starch diluted with pineapple juice and allow to boil.
  9. Packed up in a sterile container, rolled up, heated under a blanket.

Ankle Bens salad recipe for winter with soy sauce and celery

Despite the fact that this recipe contains exotic ingredients, to taste it is closest to the original sauce "Ankle Bens" from the manufacturer.


  • 400 g of tomato ketchup without additives;
  • a jar of canned pineapple rings;
  • one large onion and medium carrot;
  • one and a half sweet pepper;
  • two stalks of celery;
  • half a hot pepper pod;
  • a pair of garlic cloves;
  • 150 grams of sugar;
  • 125 ml of wine vinegar;
  • juice squeezed from half a lemon;
  • 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce;
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch;
  • vegetable oil for frying, better than olive oil.
Tip! If desired, the amount of hot pepper can be increased, and soy sauce, to taste, replace with salt.


  1. All vegetables, except garlic and pepper, cut into cubes. Peppers are cleaned from seeds, finely chopped in the same way as garlic.

    A warning! Pineapple juice is not poured.

  2. Starch is poured with cold water in the amount of 0.5 cups and allowed to stand.
  3. For cooking will require thick-walled dishes. In a small amount of oil alternately fry all vegetables and pineapples. The fire must be strong, it’s necessary to interfere.
  4. In deep dishes, stir fry pepper and garlic pieces with oil for about 5-7 minutes.
  5. After the fire is reduced, everything except vegetables is added to the pan.
  6. When boils, spread vegetables and pineapples.
  7. They let it boil for 5 minutes, pour in a thin stream of starch, mix well and allow to thicken.
  8. Spread in sterile dishes and placed in a water bath for 20 minutes (one liter jars). Roll up and warm under a blanket.

Ankle Bens billet recipe with tomato paste and basil

This aromatic herb goes well with tomatoes, and with the addition of hot peppers, the sauce becomes spicy and spicy.


  • 2 kg of tomatoes;
  • 350 g onions;
  • 0.5 kg of sweet pepper;
  • garlic head;
  • a bunch of basil;
  • 150 grams of tomato paste.

Salt and add sugar, guided by their own taste.

Tip! To make the sauce spicy, add hot peppers to it - at least one and black pepper.


  1. Peel tomatoes, cut into cubes as well as onions, sweet and bitter peppers. Garlic finely chopped.
  2. First fry the onion until it is transparent, add pepper to it and fry for a quarter of an hour.
  3. Came the turn of hot spices: garlic and hot pepper.
  4. After another 7 minutes, lay out the tomatoes and stew everything together until it thickens. Usually, half an hour is enough.
  5. Season the sauce with spices and finely chopped basil, mixed with tomato paste and cooked for another 20 minutes.
  6. Lay out in sterile dishes, roll up, warm up under a rug or blanket.

Ankl Bens for the winter in the crock-pot

Cooking in a slow cooker is easy and convenient. Many housewives have already adapted it for canning. Not bad turns out in her sauce "Ankle Bens."


  • tomatoes - 1 kg;
  • carrots - 2 pcs .;
  • white cabbage - 150 g;
  • Bulgarian pepper - 4 pcs .;
  • bulb;
  • a couple of garlic cloves;
  • as many bay leaves;
  • vegetable oil - 75 ml;
  • 1 tsp salt;
  • 2 tbsp. spoons of vinegar (9%).

Adding fresh or dried herbs will make the salad more appetizing.

Tip! Cabbage must be chosen dense, so that it does not boil soft.


  1. Vegetables, except cabbage, garlic and tomatoes, cut into cubes. Multicookers pour oil into the bowl, set the "Frying" mode, let them warm up for a couple of minutes and spread the sliced ​​vegetables. They need to fry for 5 minutes.
  2. Shred cabbage, spread to the vegetables and cook in the mode of "quenching" for another 6 minutes.
  3. Crushed tomatoes in a convenient way and poured into a slow cooker.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients, including garlic and herbs, but not vinegar.
  5. Close the lid and continue quenching for 40 minutes.
  6. Vinegar is added, the multicooker is turned off after 5 minutes.
  7. Immediately packaged sauce in sterile containers and rolled.

Storage rules Ankle Bens

This preparation is well worth it if the dishes are sterilized, the vegetables are well washed, and the cooking technology is not disturbed. The best place to store any canned food is a cool basement. If it is not available, a closet or another room without access to light will be suitable. According to reviews of housewives, even in such conditions, the sauce "Ankle Bens" will stand until spring, if it is not eaten before.

"Ankle Bens" for the winter - a great way to diversify the menu in the season, when tomatoes in stores come only from greenhouses. Salad is used not only as a snack, but also as a dressing in soups or as a supplement to almost any dish.