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I feel like there haven't been many times in my blogging career where I've done a post for a product that has been truly life changing. But this one? I feel quite passionate about it. I don't know how it's 2016, and this is just now starting to be a thing, but it's revolutionary.
How many times in your life have you gone to make a recipe that requires tomato paste? Most recipes call for two tablespoons, so you purchase that small can from the store, open it, scoop out the small amount you need, and then throw the rest away. Sure there are those on Pinterest with their ice cube trays telling you to freeze it in small portions, but I don't even own an ice cube tray, and I don't have my life together enough to be doing things like that anyways.
Hunt's has just launched a new product called, Hunt's Recipe Ready "Pre-measure 2 TBS" Paste Pouches. Each box is about $2 at your local Walmart store, and each box comes with six pouches that have exactly 2 tablespoons in them, which means you never have to throw away the leftovers in the can ever again. Life changing things you guys, life changing.
Now that the weather is cooling down, making soup doesn't seem like such a daunting task anymore. I love making large pots of soup at the beginning of the week, and then having it for lunch throughout the week. I decided to make a big pot of my favorite beef vegetable soup last week, and used these pouched for the first time, and was so giddy about not having to waste a single drop of tomato paste.
1-2 pounds stew meat, browned and diced
32oz beef stock
6 beef bouillon cubes
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 24oz bag frozen vegetables
5 small red potatoes, diced
1 cup water
In a large pot, dice and brown your stew meat. Don't worry about cooking it all the way because it will continue cooking in the slow cooker. Toss everything else into the slow cooker and cook it on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Alternatively, after browning the meat, you can add all ingredients to the pot, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until all ingredients are cooked all the way through.
What are you excited to make with the new Hunt's Recipe Ready "Pre-measure 2 TBS" Paste Pouches? Let me know in the comments below!