Jersey Fresh Stewed Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 6 large tomatoes – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, and celery in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat and cook until green bell pepper and onion are soft, about 5 minutes more. Stir in sugar, salt, oregano, basil, and pepper.

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  • Step 2

    Whisk water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Stir into the skillet. Simmer tomato mixture until thickened, about 5 minutes.

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