How to cook sweet stewed tomatoes at home?

sweet stewed tomatoes

This sweet stewed tomatoes recipe was tested by me personally and I liked it. They have similar taste with the marinated tomatoes, but there are some differences that change a lot. Here we will tell about the one-quart portion, so you should pick small tomatoes. Sort does not matter, but all the tomatoes should be pretty hard. So-called “cherry” is the best option.


You should wash and dry all the tomatoes before the frying. There are several useful tips which are based on my personal experience:

  • Hot oil should be on the pan just before you will put the tomatoes.
  • Do not put too much tomatoes at once, because they need some place to move across the pan. If there will be too much vegetables, they will boil in their own juice, while we need them to fry.
  • You will need the lid and the spoon, which will not damage the tomatoes. Additional punctures may impact the taste, so you should be extremely careful.
  • Make sure that one of the sides has turned brown. This is the main indicator for the taste. If all tomatoes will stay red, you may just waste time.

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Sweet stewed tomatoes: ingredients for one-quart jar

  • Tomatoes – about 3 pounds. Notice, that tomatoes may lost some weight during frying.
  • Garlic – approximately 1 clove, but you may increase the dose depending on your personal preferences.
  • 2 teaspoons of salt.
  • 4-6 teaspoons of sugar.
  • 60 milliliters of vinegar.

Sweet stewed tomatoes: directions

The first ingredient that you should put in the jar is tomatoes. By the way, all the jars and the lids should be sterilized. Then you should cover all tomatoes with the garlic. Some extremely large cloves should be cut into several pieces. When the jar is almost full, add vinegar, salt, sugar and fulfill it with boiling water.

In case, if there is a lack of tomatoes, you have to increase the amount of water. But you should not worry, it will not impact the taste at all. Some tomatoes may lose their form, so we recommend you to put them on the top of the jar. Depending on your personal preferences, you may also add some pepper or bill pepper, species are also acceptable. Bon appetite!

Sweet stewed tomatoes