Basic Tomato Sauce

    • Prep Time
    • 10 mins
    • Cook Time
    • 30 mins
    • Yield
    • 1 pot
    • Difficulty Level

I like to make a big pot of  tomato sauce and freeze the left overs. This is the best advice I can give. Then, when you’re making a recipe that requires a basic tomato sauce or pasta sauce, you have some delicious, homemade sauce already made! This recipe is very basic and yet perfect!

The carrot adds just enough sweetness that you don’t need to add any sugar. Sometimes, some boiled pasta topped with some basic tomato sauce is all you need for a perfect dinner. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 very large or 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1, 32 oz can diced plum tomatoes
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, warm up the olive oil.
  • 2. Add onions and carrot. Sauté until the onion is translucent. Add garlic. Continue to sauté, making sure not to burn the garlic.
  • 3. Add tomatoes and fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4. Stir occasionally, making sure the sauce on the bottom is not sticking or burning. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • 5. Blend if you like smooth sauce, or crush with a potato masher if you like chunky sauce. Enjoy, or freeze for up to 6 months.

Instructions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, warm up the olive oil.
  • 2. Add onions and carrot. Sauté until the onion is translucent. Add garlic. Continue to sauté, making sure not to burn the garlic.
  • 3. Add tomatoes and fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4. Stir occasionally, making sure the sauce on the bottom is not sticking or burning. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • 5. Blend if you like smooth sauce, or crush with a potato masher if you like chunky sauce. Enjoy, or freeze for up to 6 months.

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