I am going to make a slow cooked vegetarian chili for guests in a couple of days. The recipe calls for 2.5 cups of tomato juice. It says at the bottom that you can substitute tomato sauce for the juice, but does anyone know if I can substitute the same amount of crushed tomatoes from a can? That's what I have on stock so I'd like to avoid buying a jug of tomato juice if I can. Would appreciate any advice!