Red Pack’s Biggest Fan — and Giveaway

When TFAW received a tin of treats from Red Pack, we were excited to try some new recipes. We both love tomatoes and tomato sauce, and cook with the little guys often. But the holiday season got the best of us and we didn’t have time to do a tomato recipe justice.

Enter: A-Tooch’s father, J-Tooch, who has been cooking tomato sauce for more than 60 years.

We think he is an expert, wouldn’t you say? One thing J-Tooch is pretty firm on is the brand of tomatoes he uses — which is, ironically, Red Pack. Don’t believe it? Check out this pantry in the Tooch household. You’d think he had a scare that Red Pack was going out of business.


So for his Christmas sauce, we passed the Red Pack tin on to J-Tooch, the brand’s biggest fan. It was all just too funny we had to share with you guys.

Do you cook a lot of delicious pasta sauces, too? Find yourself needing Red Pack tomatoes? Red Pack will be giving one lucky reader the same gift pack!

To enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite dish to cook with canned tomatoes.
2. For an extra entry, leave a comment with a fast fact on tomatoes for us.

One randomly selected winner will be chosen noon ET on Thursday, Jan. 19, and notified soon after. Good luck!

UPDATE: And the winner is…

Brenna! Congrats!

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9 Comments

  1. Angie @ Bigbearswife
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 8:45 AM | Permalink

    I love using them for chili!

  2. Megan
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM | Permalink

    Canned tomatoes are a staple! I use them to toss into spaghetti, and love them in chili.

  3. Sarah
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM | Permalink

    The picture of your dad holding the oversized can is fantastic. I’d have to say my favorite dish to make with canned tomatoes is soup – this is my current favorite (without the shrimp, double the kale): http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/01/tuscan-bean-soup-with-shrimp/

  4. Megan
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 8:56 AM | Permalink

    Fact: There are over 7,500 varieties of tomatoes in the world!

  5. Kathy T
    Posted January 13, 2012 at 7:28 AM | Permalink

    Red Pack is absolutely the best! This Red Pack gift to J-Tooch went well with his basket from Eataly!

  6. Padma R.
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 10:52 PM | Permalink

    I love using them for this recipe — the tomatoes don’t seem like they’re the star, but they’re everything! (http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/christmas-lima-bean-stew-recipe.html)

  7. Padma R.
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM | Permalink

    Fact: Tomatoes have been shown to help with antioxidants, cancer risk and enlarged prostates! :)

  8. Brenna
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM | Permalink

    Love to make homemade tomato sauce!!

  9. Brenna
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 11:50 PM | Permalink

    “tomato” comes from the Aztec word “xitomatil” which means plump thing with a navel.

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