Rating: 3.93 stars
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Homemade stewed tomatoes, right from your garden, is simple, fun, and tasty!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To peel the tomatoes, place them in boiling water for 1 minute and then immediately transfer to cold water. Peel and quarter tomatoes, and place in a large saucepan with the salt. Slowly simmer over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

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Nutrition Facts

14 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 3.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 480.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2008
My Mom used to put sugar, butter and bread in the tomatoes. The bread absorbed the tomato juice and the butter and sugar made a lovely gloss on the bread. You let it sit to firm up a bit and then serve. She called this stewed tomatoes. Delicious. Read More
(213)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2007
This is not really stewed tomatoes. Stewed tomatoes are made with sugar, peppers, and onions. This is just "canned tomatoes" at home. Read More
(145)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2008
My Mom used to put sugar, butter and bread in the tomatoes. The bread absorbed the tomato juice and the butter and sugar made a lovely gloss on the bread. You let it sit to firm up a bit and then serve. She called this stewed tomatoes. Delicious. Read More
(213)
Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2007
This is not really stewed tomatoes. Stewed tomatoes are made with sugar, peppers, and onions. This is just "canned tomatoes" at home. Read More
(145)
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2006
The tomatoes need only 30 seconds in the hot water and peeling them is much easier if you cut a little X on the bottom before putting them in the hot water so that you can peel them whole if you want. A little sugar should definately be added. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/05/2009
I did not like the tomatoes prepared per this recipe. Learning from another recipe online, I added 2 Tblsp butter, 1 medium onion thinly sliced, 3/4 cup chopped celery, scant 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper, 2 tsp sugar, 1 bay leaf. Salt level was fine. I simmered in the crockpot on low for 8 hours. The butter smoothed out the acidic tomatoes. Original recipe gets 2 stars, and with changes above it gets 5 stars. (Prior to preparing the original recipe, I had quick peeled the tomatoes and deseeded them). Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2009
It came out perfectly with a few changes that other reviewers recommended. I added 1tsp of dried basil and then 1 TBSP of sugar. Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
You just can't beat fresh toms! Prepared this way they are tasty and way easy. I am however anti sugar in them. Add some crumbled bacon & black pepper and serve over a hot bed of white rice and you've got a great Southern side dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2003
Very easy recipe. Just what I had in mind. I'm still learning some of the basics so this was very helpful. Homemade doesn't even compare to canned. I also cut up some fresh okra and added it along with some fresh ground pepper. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2003
Good basic recipe. It needs sugar. Thanks Mary Ann. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2009
This worked well for me since I was just trying to figure out how to use up a bunch of end-of-season tomatoes. I did add onion celery and celery leaves to this and chopped my tomatoes a bit smaller. Used this in several recipes from this site and they worked perfectly in those recipes every time! Will use again for season batches of tomatoes!! Read More
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