Stewed Tomatoes Jefferson

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Thomas Jefferson was an excellent cook. He was one of the first to use tomatoes in this country. This is an excellent dish! SOURCE : FRUGAL GOURMET

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan and saute` onion until clear.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat until tomatoes are very tender or to your liking.
  3. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

This tasted soooo much better than canned stewed tomatoes from the store. I used light beer and fresh herbs from the garden, then froze it in quantities that will be perfect for adding to soup in the winter. The only thing I changed was using oil instead of butter. Thanks for a great way to use garden tomatoes and a new staple recipe.

49flavours September 12, 2010

Wonderful way to prepare stewed tomatoes! I also use wine when making spaghetti sauce all be red have never thought to add it to stewed tomatoes till today (will be adding from now on). I made as written. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl March 24, 2012

This recipe was just great! I know I'll be using this frequently this summer and fall to stock up my freezer for the winter! I used 9 romas and white grape juice (since there wasn't any wine in the house). I also added 3 T sugar since I like my tomatoes a little bit sweet. I was going to thicken them with some cornstarch but figured they would thicken a bit with the freezing and thawing process and I can always do that when we eat them just like I used to with canned tomatoes. Being as my 9 little romas only made 2 pts of tomatoes, I doubt they'll even make it to the freezer, but we'll see! Thanks for a great recipe!

Krista Smith February 04, 2010

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