This is an old recipe from Flavors of Cape Cod cookbook. I remember my mom making this many times and she would bake it with a nice bread crumb topping and just the right amount of spice in it. This is very similar to hers.
Mix all ingredients in saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer for few minutes to meld the flavors. Alternate: pour all ingredients into baking dish and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Dot the stewed tomatoes with butter just before serving.
I like to top the casserole dish with buttered bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese added, yum.