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A question about a recipe: Cajun Meat Loaf

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I have a question about the recipe "Cajun Meat Loaf" from drbabs.
Can I sub. 14 oz can tomatoes? I never seen box tomatoes nor have I've ever seen that brand around this part of the country.

asked by sedgwitch almost 3 years ago
3 answers 725 views
Noz_photo
added almost 3 years ago

You can! There's no difference between the canned stuff and what drbabs had in boxes, just a matter of preference.

Waffle3
added almost 3 years ago

There are minor differences between canned / boxed tomato brands. I believe Pomi doesn't have added salt so if you're substituting a brand that does, I'd taste before adding the specified amount.

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drbabs

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added almost 3 years ago

Hi sedgwitch--yes, you know when I wrote up the recipe, I was reading a lot about BPA lining in metal cans and was using boxed products only (and still do unless I know the can is BPA-free) so that's why I recommended Pomi. But the truth is, I've been making that meatloaf for about 20 years--you can use any tomatoes you like.