You can drink this juice plain or use it in most any recipe like chili that calls for vegetable juice as an ingredient. —Kathleen Gill, Butte, Montana
- 13 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 40 medium)
- 2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
- 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Quarter tomatoes; place in a 6-qt. Dutch oven. Add celery, onions, green pepper and parsley. Simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, rinse five 1-quart plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly. Cool tomato mixture slightly; put through a sieve or food mill. Return to pan. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cool.
- Fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Freeze up to 12 months. Thaw frozen juice in refrigerator before serving. Yield: about 5 quarts.
Originally published as Spicy Tomato Juice in Country Woman July/August 1996, p31
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