Ending up with a surplus of tomatoes near the end of the growing season is a problem for some, but it is blessing to others. Tomatoes can be used for far more than salsa, spaghetti sauce, and sandwich and tossed salad toppings. Try the following ways to use a lot of tomatoes, and enjoy thick, rich soups, appetizers, and more. These easy recipe ideas will help you get started on transforming a lot of tomatoes into complete meals in minutes.
Use Condensed Tomato Soup Along with a Lot of Tomatoes
Canned tomato soup is good, but it can be made much heartier and better tasting with the addition of a lot of fresh garden tomatoes. Prepare condensed tomato soup according to product label instructions, and add a lot of diced tomatoes along with enough salsa to add just the right about of flavor and spice. Consider preparing it with milk instead of water, and top the finished dish with seasoned tortilla strips or croutons, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkling of finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese. This thick, rich soup will taste like homemade, but it will take less than twenty minutes to prepare.
Use Tuna or Chicken Salad to Prepare Stuffed Tomatoes
A lot of tomatoes can be used to hold tasty tuna or chicken salad for a filling brunch or lunch in minutes. Prepare a favorite chicken or tuna salad recipe, and hollow out a lot of garden-fresh tomatoes to hold the filling. Generously stuff each one, and serve each one on a bed of fresh green leaf lettuce with a slice of crusty French bread and cubed cheese on the side.
Do you love extra-moist and flavorful tuna salad. The article entitled How to Make Extra-Moist Tuna Salad provides a number of tasty ideas. The filling can be used to stuff a lot of tomatoes for a get-together or a family meal.
Use a Lot of Tomatoes to Make Tasty Crock Pot Italian Beef
One of the best ways to use a lot of tomatoes is for tasty crock pot Italian beef. Buy an inexpensive roast along with a large white or yellow onion and a small jar of mild pepper rings. Also required is a lot of garden-fresh tomatoes. Prepare each tomato by coring and cutting them into quarters. Place the roast in the crock pot, and slice the onion into rings. Pour the entire jar of peppers into the crock pot, including the liquid. Top the meat with a lot of tomatoes, and season it with garlic powder and oregano. Use as many tomato wedges as desired. They will help tenderize the roast as it cooks. Once the roast is done, shred it in a pan using two forks, and serve this shredded Italian beef on crusty Italian rolls. Everyone will love it a lot!