5MedTomatoesUse meaty tomatoes, beefsteak if possible
Rinse tomatoes and pat dry. Slice tomatoes approximately 1/2” thick. You do not need to peel, de-seed or core.
Lay the slices on the dehydrator trays, in a single layer. You won’t need to turn the tomatoes
Set the dehydrator to 130 - 135F. The time it takes to dehydrate will vary depending on the tomatoes you use, but they’ll take at least 8 hours and probably more. Check them at the 8 hour mark first. Tomatoes should be crisp and not at all pliable.
Once the tomatoes are 100% COMPLETELY dry, peel them off of the trays and place them in your blender or food processor. Blend the tomatoes for about 30 seconds, and then let the machine cool for about 30 seconds. Repeat until all the tomatoes are a fine powder.
Tomato powder is wonderful stuff! Check out the above post to get ideas of how to use it.
**If you package your product in mason jars with the metal rings and lids it will stay good for at least a year. Don’t use the plastic storage lids they sell, they are not air tight. If you use a vacuum sealer (foodsaver) with a mason jar attachment, you can store dehydrated fruits and vegetables for years.