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Zesty Tomatoes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min. + cooling


5 pints

I love having pints of these spicy tomatoes in the freezer to use in place of canned stewed tomatoes with green chilies in my favorite recipes. Beside, home-grown is always much better than store-bought.—Cathy Hardin, Santa Monica, California


  • 12 medium tomatoes
  • 3 green peppers, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. Scald, peel and chop tomatoes; place in a kettle. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 45 minutes, stirring often. Cool slightly; pack into freezer containers. Freeze up to 8 months.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 30 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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