Stewed tomatoes are so yummy. They go in everything from meatloaf to stews or even just as a side dish. Canning them has a few more steps than just regular canned tomatoes.
I do not measure but this is close:
For every 4 pounds of peeled sliced tomatoes you will need 1/4lb celery, bell peppers and onions
Wash your tomatoes. Choose fruit that is firm and with no blemishes or small enough ones they can be easily trimmed. Save the mushy or ones with large blemishes for making sauce.
Begin by peeling your tomatoes. To do this bring a pot of water to boiling. Drop the tomatoes in the boiling water and time for 3 minutes. Then remove the tomatoes and place in a sink of ice water. Then you can cut out the core and the peel will slide right off.
Chop your onions, peppers and celery. I like to make my chunks pretty big. Put this in a pot. Then add your sliced peeled tomatoes.
Using a slotted spoon fill your jars leaving about 1/2 inch of headspace (sorry forgot to take a picture.) add salt 1/2 teaspoon for pints or 1 teaspoon for quarts
Then place lids and rings on and then process in a PRESSURE CANNER at 10 lbs for 20 minutes for pints and 30 minutes for quarts. DO NOT USE A WATER BATH. It is important to drain the tomatoes with your spoon as much as possible and pack them tightly. They will shrink during canning and you will end up with some water in the bottom of the jar. The trick is to have the least amount as possible.