|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 17mg||84%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This basic stewed tomatoes recipe is simply made with fresh tomatoes, salt, pepper, butter, and sugar.
Use up those ripe tomatoes from your garden or grab a nice selection of tomatoes from the grocery store or farmers market for this recipe. It takes only 30 minutes to make from start to finish, so you will enjoy the ease of making it and its delicious flavor.
Stewed tomatoes can be eaten as is or throw some croutons on top for that extra crunchy texture. They are also great to use in stews, soups, and chilis.
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4 large tomatoes or 6 medium tomatoes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Cut them into chunks.
Heat the tomatoes in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
Continue cooking over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until desired consistency is reached.
Add salt, pepper, sugar, and butter; taste and adjust seasonings. If desired, serve with croutons on top. Enjoy.
How to Store and Freeze
- Stewed tomatoes will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
- Freeze stewed tomatoes for longer storage. Add them to a freezer-safe container with an inch of headspace or pour into a zip-top freezer bag and expel the air. Freeze for up to three months and defrost in the fridge before using.
- Stewed tomatoes can be canned for later use. Add bottled lemon juice to the mixture and can in sterilized jars using these instructions.
- Use a very sharp, small knife to peel the tomatoes.
- Alternatively, you can blanch them for easy peeling. Use a knife to make a small X in the peel on the bottom of each tomato. Add the tomatoes to boiling water for one minute and transfer to a bowl of ice water. Once cool, the peel should slip off easily.
- Sauté some finely chopped celery, onion, and bell peppers for a zestier, more flavorful dish.
- Add a few dashes of Tabasco or some red pepper flakes for a little heat.
What Is the Difference Between Canned Tomatoes and Stewed Tomatoes?
Canned tomatoes can include a variety of styles of tomatoes, including whole peeled tomatoes in juice, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Stewed tomatoes, which can be canned, are cooked but not puréed, often with seasoning, while whole and diced canned tomatoes are not.
Can I Substitute for Crushed Tomatoes for Stewed Tomatoes?
The best substitution for stewed tomatoes are canned crushed tomatoes, and vice versa. The texture is very similar, with stewed tomatoes being cooked. If you're substituting crushed tomatoes for stewed tomatoes, you may want to cook them briefly before proceeding with the recipe.