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Flavorful Tomato Juice

 Flavorful Tomato Juice
Jalapenos, spicy pepper sauce and horseradish are some of my favorite cooking ingredients. I knew they were the perfect way to spice up this thick, homemade tomato juice. —Jeannie Linsavage of Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 8 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • Dash hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until tomatoes are
  • tender. Cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender; cover and process until blended.
  • Strain and discard seeds. Return tomato juice to saucepan. Bring to
  • a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-18 minutes or until
  • juice measures 3 cups. Cool. Transfer to a pitcher; cover and
  • refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 4 servings.

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Flavorful Tomato Juice (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 121 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 624 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch.