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Tomato sauce with - passata

Stewed Tomatoes

This easy-to-make stewed tomato recipe simmers for just 30 minutes to make a homemade dinner side dish or it can be canned. So simple and so delicious—and a great way to use your Red Beefsteak tomatoes!




  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, and plunge the whole tomatoes in the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  2. Remove tomatoes, and place them immediately in an ice bath (a large bowl of ice and cold water).
  3. When cooled, peel the tomatoes. Discard the skins (or compost them!).
  4. Dice the tomatoes up to desired eating size.
  5. In a large pot on medium heat, combine all ingredients.
  6. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve fresh, store in a Mason jar, or freeze in a bag for using later.