Homemade “Rotel” Tomatoes Recipe
Rotel tomatoes are a spicy diced tomato product with green chilies for heat. It’s a great flavor enhancer for dishes like queso, casseroles, and soups. It has amazing flavor and beautiful color. You can make your own Rotel tomatoes recipe with your garden tomatoes this summer and fill your freezer full of flavor for the whole year.
Homemade Rotel Tomatoes Recipe
My little sprouts and I have harvested over 100 pounds of tomatoes this year. What are we doing with all of those tomatoes? We are eating them like crazy as well as freezing them to use later.
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The kids have also been taking some home and I have shared with family, friends, and neighbors. I have made multiple quarts of roasted tomato sauce to put in the freezer to use throughout the year. Click here for an easy recipe for it.
I have also been making homemade Rotel tomatoes. I use it for many things, but what I use it for the most is one of my kid’s favorite dishes, taco soup.
Click here for a ton more recipes using Rotel tomatoes.
As I have stated before USDA and DHS regulations prevent me from serving home canned foods to my kids, so I freeze as much of our produce as I can to use throughout the year. My version of spicy diced tomatoes is easy as can be and super handy to have on hand to add flavor to many dishes.
Homemade Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies recipe
First, dice up an onion into a fairly small dice. Then dice up whatever hot peppers you have, and about two cups of tomatoes. The finer you can get them the better. I like a petite dice on my tomatoes especially.
Toss them in a Ziploc bag and get out as much air as you can to prevent freezer burn. Then when you need a can of Rotel tomatoes, just grab out a bag and drop it in your recipe. Easy peasy!
Spicy diced tomatoes to enhance many recipes
- 2 c finely diced tomatoes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2-3 small hot peppers of your choice, very finely diced
Chop all ingredients and mix.
Rotel can be frozen and used when needed.
What is your favorite way to use your garden tomatoes? Click here to find more ways to use your excess tomatoes from the garden.
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