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Old 07-10-2007, 07:03 AM   #11
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The tomatoes give the stew it's base and contribute to the rich taste of the broth. I have been making beef stew for 40 years and with the taste of all the other ingredients that go into the broth, including beef stock, red wine and seasonings, I have never been able to pick out the "tomato flavor." Your hubby won't know the tomatoes are in the stew unless you tell him. I wouldn't make the stew at all if I couldn't use the tomatoes.

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Old 07-10-2007, 11:22 AM   #12
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tomato comes in many forms...you could add 2 tbspn of tomato paste and 2 cups of beef broth...no chance of even seeing a seed that way. Mom used to fool my sister every time with that.

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Old 07-10-2007, 02:28 PM   #13
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People who think they don't like certain things like them fine if they don't know it's there. Do what keltin said and puree them, add tomato sauce, or stock + tomato paste. He shouldn't taste any tomato.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:33 PM   #14
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I think I'd add red wine and minced roasted red peppers.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:57 PM   #15
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I agree with those who suggested a dry red wine. This will supply the acidity that the tomatoes would, & while changing the recipe somewhat, certainly won't ruin it. In fact, as far as beef stew is concerned, I wouldn't be adverse to subbing red wine for tomatoes even tho it's not an issue here - lol!!!!
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:15 PM   #16
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My son hates the squishy tomatoes too, but he will eat a ton of salsa, sauce or juice. I puree them in some stuff, your husband will more than likely never know.

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