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Stewed Tomatoes (Gobbledygook) Recipe
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Stewed Tomatoes (Gobbledygook)

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"This is what we called 'Gobbledygook' when we were kids. It's actually a Southern version of very sweet, stewed tomatoes. It isn't the most attractive dish in the world, but it's delicious. Don't try making this with fresh tomatoes. It won't work. And you really do need that much sugar in there."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  2. Stir the tomatoes, bread, sugar, butter, salt, and pepper in a bowl; pour into the prepared dish.
  3. Bake until hot and the tomatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 29, 2009

tryed recipe yesterday,my wife is a southern girl and raised on stewed tomatoes. followed recipe word for word, she said these are the best. please try it you won't be sorry, and thanks for the recipe.says bacondebaker

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 07, 2010

Not too bad. I reduced the sugar to 1/4 c and it was still way too sweet. The bread gives it a very "bready" taste so I think I'll try saltines or a mix of both next time.

Aug 24, 2009

just EXACTLY like I remember eating as a child when my mom would make this! I've tried over the years to make this - but could NOT get the proportions right!

Apr 22, 2011

I wanted to see if stewed tomatoes are still as discusting as when my mother would force me to eat them as a child. To my surprise, I enjoyed this dish! my mother always used white bread, but I only had 12 grain bread on hand. I halved this recipe, and used only 1 tablespoon sugar. I really liked the 12 grain bread in this, I think I will always use it to make it a tad healthier. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Jan 01, 2012

if you love sweet stewed tomatoes, recipe is PERFECT as written.if you love savory,italian style tomatoes,look elsewhere. only alteration i ever make is using bacon grease to grease the pan.YUM.

Mar 09, 2010

This is the second time I have made this dish and each time it is better than the last time. My brother used to make this when he had his restaurant, but this is so much better. Only thing I did was cut the recipe in half. My husband liked it very much also. Makes a great side dish for fried fish.

Mar 10, 2013

Made this yesterday with some stale french bread needing to be used. It was absolutely delicious. I cut the recipe in half and ate the whole dish. Only change was to saute some onions in the butter and add to the dish. (I eat onions in everything!). Thanks for the recipe.

Nov 19, 2009

I have been trying to make the stewed tomatoes that my Mom used to make and I never got it just right until I made this recipe. Delish!


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 391 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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