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Sep 26, 2008 12:15 PM

Bought diced tomatoes with chiles by mistake... what should I do with it?

I bought two cans of Hunt's diced tomatoes with mild green chiles by mistake.

Anyone got some recipes or ideas for what to do with them?


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  1. One of my favorite ingredients for braising fish, turkey thighs/drumsticks, or spicing up just about any recipe that calls for plain tomatoes, or tomatoes and bell pepper. They aren't very hot (though of course tastebuds vary wildly here), and my wife hates sweet peppers, so I always have a can or three in the pantry. Good in chili too, of course. I've also made some killer mac'n'cheese with a can of these, well-drained, mixed in.

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      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

        It's not as difficult as smoking them. At least you don't have to figure out which end to light.

    1. You could make the ever popular Velveeta dip using them instead of Rotel. Add a little cumin and dip in the tortilla chips...If you have never tried it, you'll be surprised how good it is!

      They will also pair nicely with beans - black or pinto, for a side dish or the beginning to a soup or stew.

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      1. re: meatn3

        Rotel dip was the first thing I thought of. I first had it in 1996 when I lived in KC. They put browned ground beef in it. I thought it was soup! It's salty goodness, great with booze.

        1. re: Boccone Dolce

          I sometimes lived on it in college. A bunch of us shared a large house and had divided into "cook" teams. The weeks that one particular team was cooking would find the rest of us getting filled up on this at happy hour at the bar a few blocks away. You could nurse a nickel beer and eat endless amounts of dip and chips!

          This is the only thing I've used Velveeta for in over 30 years - but it seems to work better than "real" cheese...

      2. In-over-under enchiladas.

        1. I use that as a base for salsa, add some red onions, cilantro, lime juice, hot sauce and an apple or peach - whalllah - great salsa.

          1. Cook some white rice, black eyed peas, and top that with the tomato mixture. Serve with real cornbread. Nothing else necessary.