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post #1 of 12
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I bought 2 cases of hunts fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic of amazon, less $1 a can. I figure some of you are to good for canned tomatoes but I'm not. So figured I would ask to anyone who does which brand & type you like the best biggrin.gif
post #2 of 12

Why would we be too good for canned tomatoes?  The best tomatoes I have found have been Muir Glen.  If I can't find those I'll reach for the Redpack I guess.  I don't care much for Hunts but it's better than nothing.

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post #3 of 12

Sometimes canned tomato are better than fresh... even Hunts brand.  The only issue I have with those tomatoes (or Rotel) is that there is no way to control the extras flavors they have already added.  But for chili they would be great.

post #4 of 12

I can and freeze my own tomatoes...

post #5 of 12

Hunts diced are good but San Marzano  was the best they have changed  Red Pack is good also

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post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hunts and red pack both use lined cans which matters I found. Hunts is the only one I seen labeled fire roasted but really haven't looked, label just caught my eye. The also say they are steam peeled and use their tomato sauce to make my spaghetti sauce.
post #7 of 12

Canned tomatoes tend to taste more like tomatoes than the factory built tomatoes in the produce section. At least in my opinion.

 

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post #8 of 12

Certainly nothing bad about canned tomatoes - they make for a (very) quick shakshuka!

post #9 of 12
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Certainly nothing bad about canned tomatoes - they make for a (very) quick shakshuka!


I just had Shakshuka for breakfast the other day. Delicious....

post #10 of 12

Shakshuka is one of my favorite, no-time-to-make-dinner dinners. So easy and so delicious. And, yes, one very good reason to always keep canned tomatoes on hand.

post #11 of 12

I've never made it, though I imagine both my wife and I would like it. And I bet it would be a 10-4 meal, 4 servings for under $10. Maybe next sunday for Karen's lunch after her yoga class.

 

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post #12 of 12

Canned tomatoes are great.  Tomatoes actually improve with cooking/canning for many uses unlike most produce.  I live in the Northeast so good tomatoes are only around for a shirt time.  I'd say Redpack is my general favorite to use because I can get them without much added flavor, so I have better control in recipes.  But, San Marzanos  make some darned good recipes.  I use the redpack the most for soups and sauces though, and they're cheap.  The restaurant I work in uses these #10 cans of some food service brand I cannot think of the name of that are actually the best I've ever had.  I think all the Italians in my area use them.  It's just a red with white label.

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