Well worth the effort. Made for holiday tag.... excellent flavor and a super way to use up excess maters.
Had some home grown tomatoes from a friend of mine so this recipe was a pleasure to make! And, of course, a few changes had to be made, like using ALMOST a half of a jalapeno pepper (rather than a whole one!) & the very smallest dash of hot pepper sauce (If you blinked, you missed it!), & that all worked well enough for us, 'cause what I made was A GREAT TASTING TOMATO JUICE, far superior to the canned stuff! A keeper, for sure! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]