Homemade “Rotel” Tomatoes Recipe

HOMEMADE ROTEL 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. 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. 

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" Tomatoes Recipe

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.

 

Homemade Rotel Tomatoes Recipe

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!

Homemade Rotel
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Spicy diced tomatoes to enhance many recipes

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: Christina
Ingredients
  • 2 c finely diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 small hot peppers of your choice, very finely diced
Instructions
  1. Chop all ingredients and mix. 

    Rotel can be frozen and used when needed.

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Homemade Rotel Tomatoes Recipe

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2 comments

  1. Mike the Gardener says:

    Ok, first of all … “My little sprouts and I have harvested over 100 pounds of tomatoes this year” … can I simply say … jealous? While I did really good with tomatoes this year, the lack of lengthy heat really had our production down this season.

    With that said, it looks like a great mix you have there.

    • I would share if you came over! 🙂 He he. We have been very blessed. We’ve had many strange cool spells this summer, but not cool enough to slow down the tomatoes. A cool spell for us is 85. Today I didn’t get near as many but it was 100 most of last week and tomatoes won’t make fruit when it’s that hot, so hopefully we will get another rev up in production. If not, it was a good ride! 🙂 Thank you for reading!

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