Can size of diced tomatoes?
The ingredients list includes 3 cans of chopped tomatoes. In the UK the most common size of canned tomatoes is 400g and this is the size used. This is the equivalent of a US 15-ounce can, so you would need 3 x 15-ounce cans for the recipe.
You can usually substitute 2 cups of fresh chopped tomatoes for one 14.5-ounce can of diced tomatoes. If a recipe calls for whole canned tomatoes, you will need to peel yours, and if the recipe calls for canned tomato puree, you will need to cook and puree your fresh tomatoes—or stick with canned.
- Crushed. Crushed to a fine texture and often mixed with a little tomato puree, but still chunkier and less cooked-tasting than sauce. Puree. Pureed tomatoes that fall somewhere between crushed and paste—smoother, thicker and deeper in flavor than crushed, but not nearly as concentrated as paste.
- Use the following guidelines when substituting canned tomatoes for fresh: One 28-ounce can of tomatoes equals about 10 to 12 whole tomatoes, peeled (or about 2 pounds) One 14-1/2-ounce can of tomatoes equals 5 to 6 whole tomatoes, peeled (or about 1 pound)
- After surveying the selection we discovered that 1 pound is equal to 25 to 30 cherry tomatoes, 8 plum tomatoes or 3 medium round tomatoes. The cherry tomato weighs about 1 ounce, the plum tomato about 3 ounces, and the regular garden tomato weighs about 6 ounces.
Place the jars in the boiling water bath canner and process for 35 minutes for pints and 45 minutes for quarts, adjusting for altitude. Remove the jars, being careful not to tilt them. Let them sit undisturbed for 24 hours then check the seals. These diced tomatoes will keep in a cool place for at least a year.
- Hunts Diced Tomatoes - Low Sodium 14.5 oz
Calories 7 Sodium Total Fat 0 g Potassium Saturated 0 g Total Carbs Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars
- Gently squeeze out the seeds, using a finger or a small table knife to help empty the chambers. Lay the seeded tomato halves, cut side down, on a cutting board. Holding the serrated knife parallel to the cutting board, cut the tomato halves horizontally into slices that are as thick as you want your dice to be.
- Place the jars in the boiling water bath canner and process for 35 minutes for pints and 45 minutes for quarts, adjusting for altitude. Remove the jars, being careful not to tilt them. Let them sit undisturbed for 24 hours then check the seals. These diced tomatoes will keep in a cool place for at least a year.
Making canned diced or crushed tomatoes is something easy to do and will make your tomato dishes taste so much better. This is ideal when you have a surplus of tomatoes from you garden, at the end of the summer, when the tomatoes are smaller, have blemishes and aren't as suitable for canning whole or eating fresh.
- You can use tomato paste instead of sauce, by adding water to the paste. Use diced tomatoes instead of crushed or sauce. I've run a can of diced tomatoes through the blender when I'm out of crushed or tomato sauce. It turns out a bit thinner, but in some recipes (like spaghetti sauce) it won't matter much.
- Place a pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Then drop the tomato into the boiling water. You can add several at a time. Remove them after 30 seconds or when the skin begins to peel and put them into the bowl of ice water.
- Canned Stewed Tomatoes. Stewed tomatoes have been cooked, sliced and canned. While still made from ripe tomatoes and peeled before canning like diced tomatoes, the stewed variety are sliced into rings rather than diced into cubes. They are often mixed with seasonings such as onions, celery and peppers.
Updated: 24th October 2018