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Spicy Tomato Juice

 Spicy Tomato Juice
Meet the Cook: You can drink this juice plain or use it in most any recipe like chili that calls for vegetable juice as an ingredient. Coming from a family of 10 children - plus parents and a grandfather and cousin also at the table - I learned to cook out of necessity! These days, my husband is retired. We have four grown children (I make tomato juice for them, too) and six grandchildren. -K
20 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + freezing Cook: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Quarter tomatoes; place in a 6-qt. kettle. Add the celery, onions,
  • green pepper and parsley. Simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are
  • tender, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool slightly; put through a sieve or food mill. Return to kettle.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Remove from
  • the heat; cool.
  • Pour into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Freeze for
  • up to 12 months. Yield: about 5 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 95 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 514 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.