Seriously. WHAT was I thinking when I bought a box of tomatoes??? I must have been out of my mind!!!! But....we love stewed tomatoes and thought I'd make them all into stewed tomatoes, leaving a few out for a delicious tomato/onion/cucumber salad. Well, after using THIRTY tomatoes, tossing a few out in the yard that were funky-ish, I still have 20 tomatoes left. Tomato soup might be my next adventure. On a positive note, these ARE the best stewed tomatoes I've ever made. Can't wait to have some with dinner tonight! I didn't even think to take pics of all the ingredients, but this was truly a 'winged' recipe!
BEST STEWED TOMATOES EVER
Makes 5 Quart Bags and a Little Extra
1 TBSP salt
2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
½ of a large green bell pepper, diced
½ of a medium onion, diced
In a large pot of boiling water, plunge the tomatoes in for @30 seconds; remove to an ice bath. (I did this in 2 large stock pots....10 tomatoes at a time)
Peel the tomatoes and discard the skins. Cut the tomatoes to the size you want.
Put all the ingredients in a large stock pot, stir. Let simmer for @an hour.
Put the stewed tomatoes in quart-size freezer bags and the 'little extra' in a bowl to use now.
Freeze for future use.
MY SPIN: You could also dice some celery in these.