Are crushed tomatoes the same as tomato sauce?
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Also to know is, can crushed tomatoes be used in place of tomato sauce?
Crushed tomatoes and their substitutes yield sauces with chunks of tomatoes. For a smoother sauce, use canned tomato sauce. Unlike prepared spaghetti sauces, canned tomato sauce should list only tomatoes in the ingredients. Tomato paste is found in small cans or tubes and can be used as a tomato substitute.
Secondly, can I substitute canned tomatoes for tomato sauce? One can substitute canned tomatoes for the sauce by blending 1 cup canned, stewed tomatoes with water until it reaches a smooth consistency. Tomato juice is a good sauce substitute.
Beside above, can you substitute tomato puree for crushed tomatoes?
Measure out an amount of tomato puree equal to the amount of diced tomatoes required in the recipe. Add the tomato puree to the recipe well before you would have added the diced tomatoes. The tomato puree can better handle long cooking times; diced tomatoes will become soggy and eventually disintegrate.
Can I substitute tomato sauce for crushed tomatoes in chili?
Tomato sauce is a more concentrated tomato flavor source than chopped or crushed tomatoes, but there is not reason why you can't substitute them - keeping in mind that you may end up with more liquid in your chili by using whole tomatoes.