Crockpot Homemade Stewed Tomatoes

Saturday, May 19, 2012
You can make this chunky, in wedges or pureed

6 to 8 ripe plum tomatoes in thick slices
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
3 tablespoons sugar
1 small bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Core tomatoes; place in boiling water for about 15 to 20 seconds, then into ice water to cool quickly; peel. Cut tomatoes in wedges or put in food processor to puree. In Crock Pot, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours. Remove bay leaf. Serve as a side dish or freeze in portions for soups or other recipes.


AikoVenus said...

You know, I never really thought of making my own stewed tomatoes like this. ^^ Great post!

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Ruth Martins said...

This would make the perfect pasta or pizza sauce. Love the addition of peppers.

Pam said...

Great! This is nice and easy and I want to try it! Have a great weekend!

Elisabeth said...

Awesome stewed tomatoes...I actually have almost the exact recipe from the eighties. So amazing, and such pretty plum tomatoes!
Have a wonderful weekend:DDD

redkathy said...

Your stewed tomatoes go perfectly atop a healthy serving of mac n cheese. Love it Claudia!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

You are so clever. I've made sauce before but I don't make it routinely and it's really easy.

I'll try your recipe. :)

Claudia said...

You are a magician with your crockpot. This is perfect!

Tina Bk said...

I can think of so many good uses for this. Also, the farmers now are coming out again and selling at their stands. Fresh tomatoes taste so different and fresher than store bought ones. This would be great to make and stock up on. Also I imagine it would save some $$ as well.

Suzi said...

Stewed tomatoes are a favorite and I've got some tomatoes and peppers growing in the garden, can't wait until they are ready. Great recipe.

Janet@FCTC said...

this sounds great, Claudia. I have always loved that slightly sweet yet tomatoey taste of stewed tomatoes

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I love this idea! I am into any recipe that uses the crock pot. I frequently roast tomatoes to use as toppings or sides. This would work well too. thanks for a great recipe

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