Passed down from my grandparents, this recipe is a great way to use the extra tomato and peppers from the garden! Quick, easy and also very healthy! A nice warm lunch for the veggie lover! Makes its own sauce and can be canned for the winter months. Serve over sliced fresh buttered bread and a few shakes of salt and pepper.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Carefully add the tomatoes to the water, and boil until the skin begins to split. Remove from the water, cool under cold running water, and peel off the skin.

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  • Place tomatoes into a large skillet, and mash with a potato masher. Mix in the bell peppers, onion and garlic. Simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until onions and peppers are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

47 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
I was looking for something to use up my tomatoes from my garden and this was a yummy way to do it. I've used it as a dip and I LOVE it on hamburgers as a relish. I've even chopped up and added zucchini to it. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2012
This was okay. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
I was looking for something to use up my tomatoes from my garden and this was a yummy way to do it. I've used it as a dip and I LOVE it on hamburgers as a relish. I've even chopped up and added zucchini to it. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
This was great - it tasted so fresh. I didn't have an onion so I just used some onion powder. I also added some basil parsley and rosemary from my yard. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2011
Very simple and a great way to use up leftover veggies from the garden. I added about 1/2 tea of sugar to cut some of the acidity and some Italian Seasonings. We served this with some crackers and cheese and it made a great appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
I found myself looking for a way to use up a bunch of tomatoes I had on my counter and stumbled across this recipe. It has a nice fresh flavor. I added in 1/2tsp of sugar as suggested by another reviewer and I found it to be necessary. I also added in fresh basil which definitely kicked this sauce up to the next level. I served it over whole wheat spaghetti. For my tastes I had to cook the sauce about 35 minutes the last 15 mins with a lid because the onions weren't quite done. Next time I will try this served over bread as suggested. Very simple! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2012
This was okay. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2014
Nice ingredients. I added mushrooms fresh oregano fresh basil fresh rosemary. Might throw the boiled tomatoes into a food processor or blender next time to smooth out the consistency. Upped the garlic first sautéed it first for added flavor. Will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2018
I used this as a base for all my end of season tomatoes and sweet peppers of several varieties. Easy to do. Makes a tasty basic sauce that can be adapted with spices to many uses. Read More