Jersey Fresh Stewed Tomatoes

“This is a great side dish for ham or fish using garden-fresh tomatoes, peppers, celery and onions. A little sugar cuts the acid of the tomatoes.”

Ingredients

  • 6 large tomatoes – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. Combine tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, and celery in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat and cook until green bell pepper and onion are soft, about 5 minutes more. Stir in sugar, salt, oregano, basil, and pepper.
  2. Whisk water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Stir into the skillet. Simmer tomato mixture until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Amount per serving (8 total): Calories: 37 kcal, Fat: 0.3 g, Carbs: 8.2g, Protein: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 159 mg

 

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