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Old 02-21-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Sieved tomatoes for Stuffed Red Peppers?

Hi, I just found a recipe for stuffed red peppers and it calls for 1 1/2 cups of sieved tomatoes.
Unfortunately, I don't have any fresh tomatoes and I was wondering if I could use canned tomatoes. If so, should I drain the can first, mush them up as best I can and then measure out 1 1/2 cups?
I would like to make them for dinner Monday night so hopefully someone can help me out.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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Yes canned will work fine. I would do it just as you described.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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I agree completely with GB - not only will the canned ones work perfectly fine, but at this time of year & with that type of recipe, they - quite frankly - will most likely work much better than fresh would.
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Sieved tomatoes would also go by the name tomato puree. Just pour canned tomatoes into a sieve and drain (reserve the juice). Then using a spatula or spoon press the tomatoes through the sieve - measure out 1 1/2 cups. You can also get the same results using a food mill. You can use some of the reserved tomato juice to thin it out if you think it is too thick.
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Sieved tomatoes would also go by the name tomato puree. Just pour canned tomatoes into a sieve and drain (reserve the juice). Then using a spatula or spoon press the tomatoes through the sieve - measure out 1 1/2 cups. You can also get the same results using a food mill. You can use some of the reserved tomato juice to thin it out if you think it is too thick.

That's just what I was going to suggest, Michael. You beat me to it.
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