Canned Tomato Paste - removal made easy

While making a batch of crock pot chili today I realized I have never posted this little tip. My grandfather showed it to me years ago, and while I believe it's a commonly used method to opening canned tomato paste, I thought maybe the younger generation of cooks may not know it!

I use tomato paste from a tube and from a can. I'm well aware of the canned anything issue but we do not use paste that often so if I find a good brand on sale I'll purchase it to have on hand. When I was younger I'd use a mini spatula or knife to remove the paste and grandpa showed me this method.

Just open both ends with a can opener, making sure the cut goes completely around. Push one end all the way through and just about every bit will come out, with little waste left inside.

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