My tomato plants are still producing so it was bound to happen. Given my banner year for tomatoes and my new obsession with the Ninja blender, it was only a matter of time before the two collided. This summer I've learned how to peel, seed and freeze tomatoes. I've made homemade marinara sauce. Both where easy but a bit time consuming and require some planning ahead.
The other night I was browning meat for tacos. Sometimes I add salsa for flavor so adding tomatoes makes perfect sense. I've tried just adding chopped tomatoes but the peel separates and won't incorporate into the meat. My children won't eat it if they see it.
I couldn't add my peeled an seeded tomatoes because they were frozen solid and I've also learned that the skin is very nutritious, so I popped some tomatoes in the blender peel and all, added some water and made a tomato puree.
I added the tomato puree to the browned meat with herbs and spices and it was delicious! I made a second batch to pop in the freezer to use another night (see last picture.)
Knowing how easy this is and that the tomato skin has so much value means that this is going to be my new method of preserving tomatoes. More nutritious, less time. It's a win/win.