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Old 10-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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What to do with 32oz of Tomato Juice

I have a 32oz jar of Tomato Juice and I need some ideas to use it.

I don't care for V8 all that much or beverages. I could just dump it into a pot of veggies but that's boring. I need some suggestions where Tomato Juice in quantity might be useful

so Far I've thought of

Meat Loaf
and
Cabbage Rolls

if you have a good soup recipe that doesn't just taste like vegetables in tomato juice I'd love to hear them, cause it IS soup season.

ETA: Barbecue Sauce, maybe,...

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Old 10-25-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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I think you can freeze it and only use a portion in some chili or beef veggie soup (with broth).
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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It's in a sealed jar, so it doesn't need refrigeration till I open it. It's a lot of Juice so It would take up a lot of space in my small freezer, that's why I want recipes to use a majority of it once I do open it, so I can maybe store a finished recipe rather than a big jug of juice.

Right now it's just sitting in my pantry.
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You can use it to make a gazpacho or a tomato soup too. Any veggie soup is yummy with it as part of the base imo.
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Bloody Mary party??
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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Char, Oh you Naughty!

Ok, Pooticus, but any recipes, cause I stink at seasoning tomato based soups without a guide/recipe. Maybe I'll give it to BF and let him tinker with it. He's the King of "add a little of this"
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Bloody Mary party??
Well of course! This would be MY first choice too!

Rofl!

Met - I wish I could help you. I'm a fly by the seat of my pant girl with soup and never measure anything. So what I would do is look at your veggie soup recipes and replace about 1/3-1/2 of the chicken broth in it with tomato juice. Then season it from there. It makes awesome vegetable beef and vegetable chicken soup. It also makes a great base for tomato basil soups, but again, I just mishmash stuff so no formal recipe. Can anyone else assist please with recipes?
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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Hmm, i love Basil, that sounds good. Okay, I think I'll go pick up a bag of mixed soup vegetables and see what I can do.
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You could put some bagged coleslaw mix in there, too..It really makes the soup nice and thick and tasty..
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You know, someplace I have a recipe for a tomato/ginger soup that is DELICIOUS - if you're interested, I'll dig it up and post it.

I may have a couple other tomato soup recipes too, will have to look.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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Joe's favorite chicken (Joe is my bro)

2 sweet potatoes
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
16 ounces ground chicken
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups salsa
1/2 cup tomato juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until the potatoes are tender, about 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the size.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Add chicken - cook, stirring to break the pieces up, until the chicken is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Scoop out onto a plate.

Pour remaining oil into the pan and reduce heat to medium - add onion, red pepper, celery, chili powder, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne - cook until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in salsa and tomato juice - bring to boil. Stir in chicken - reduce heat and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.

To serve, halve the baked sweet potatoes and evenly divide the chicken mixture over each half.

Makes 4 servings.



That won't use up much of your tomato juice, but it's a start.

If you add celery to tomato juice, it changes the flavor a bit. Homemade V-8 juice is so much differerent and better than store bought.

You can make spaghetti sauce from the tomato juice. Use the juice instead of the tomatoes or tomato sauce or tomato paste. You might need to cook it down a little longer to get it thicker, but it works good.

***as for me, I'd just drink up that tomato juice all by itself.

--You can also add it to spices to use as a marinade for beef.--

-some people mix tomato juice with beer-

you could put it in a stew

French Spaghetti

  1. 1 lb bacon
  2. 1 (46 ounce) can tomato juice
  3. 1 onion
  4. salt and pepper
  5. 1 (1 lb) box spaghetti (dreamfield's)
Directions
  1. Cook bacon (cut in to small pieces) and onion together until bacon is crisp.
  2. While bacon is cooking, cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  3. Drain spaghetti and return it to the same pan.
  4. Add tomato juice, onion/bacon mixture (do not drain), salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook on low, just until heated through.
  6. Turn off heat, cover and let sit until it absorbs flavors.
Note:I'm sure this would work fine with less tomato juice too.

^^Now that I'm thinking about it, you could make a great pizza sauce too. Just spice it up with oregano, basil, and whatever other pizza type spices you like and cook it down until its thick. ^^

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Whenever I have leftover tomato juice I freeze it flat in ziplocks (generally 1-2 cups per bag). Once frozen you can stand them up like books and they take very little room.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:54 PM   #13
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Okay, I found the perfect recipe for you.

"This is a quick soup made by combining canned tomato juice with oregano and a bag of mixed frozen vegetables."

Easy Vegetable Soup

1 (32 fluid ounce) bottle tomato juice
1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed
vegetables
2 cups water
1 pinch dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1.In a large pot over medium heat combine the tomato juice, water, mixed vegetables, oregano or Italian spices and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

If you want to make it heartier, add in some cooked hamburger meat. It becomes hamburger soup then.

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Bloody Mary party??
You beat me to it. I was going to say vodka.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:36 AM   #15
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Nigel, that Chicken Dish looks good, but BF would never eat sweet potato, but maybe I could put it over regular baked potato.

I like the french Spaghettit Idea, anything with Bacon is awesome!

Hamburger soup makes sense. i guess vegetable soup is easy, but I was afraid of it being thin and not hearty but adding meat or bacon to it would make it more stick to the bones.

I'm in no hurry cause it's a Jar, and unopened. I can't cook today, so if you have any other wonderful recipe suggestions,...Char?....I'll still be looking

I've never had a bloody mary though,Hmmm.....
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:43 AM   #16
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WHAT?! No Bloody Mary!

We actually like Bloody Marias - same thing but made with tequila instead of vodka, and Chipotle Tabasco instead of regular.

I'll find those recipes for you buddy!
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