Easy Freezer-Ready Homemade Stewed Tomatoes

READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 5 cups


  • 1
    (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, slightly drained (do not use diced tomatoes for this)
  • 2
    tablespoons butter (or to taste)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt or 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 3 -5
    teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 1
    celery, chopped
  • 1
    small onion, finely chopped
  • Tabasco sauce (optional add in if you like spicy) or hot sauce (optional add in if you like spicy)
  • 2 12
    tablespoons cornstarch (mixed with cold water to create a paste, optional if you want a thicker texture then use)


  • In a large saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil (except the water and cornstarch)breaking up the tomatoes slightly with a fork.
  • Adjust salt and sugar to taste.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the cornstarch/water mix and simmer for another 15 minutes (if you want a thicker consistency add in more cornstarch mixed with water).
  • Cool and divide into freezer-safe containers.