Homemade Tomato Sauce
This is a very easy and tasty homemade tomato sauce recipe that you can keep in the fridge for one week. It’s always great to have on hand a homemade tomato sauce since it is the foundation for so many wonderful dishes like whole wheat pasta, chicken, fish, meatballs, lasagna, and even vegetables casseroles recipes. Also you can easily add ground meat, if you wanted, to make a meat sauce as well!
Ingredients
15 lbs of Roma tomatoes
2 medium onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbls vegetable oil
2 Tbls fresh basil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 Tbls sugar
1 tsp dried parsley
½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
2 Tbls dried oregano
2 bay leaves
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 small can of tomato paste {optional; use if your sauce is not thick enough for you}
¼ c lemon juice

Directions
Get a pot of water boiling and prepare an ice bath {a large bowl filled with ice and water}. Submerge the tomatoes {5-6 at a time} in the boiling water for about 45 seconds. Immediately remove to the ice bath. The skin can now be removed very easily.

Remove the seeds and excess tomato juice. Cut open the tomatoes and scrape the seeds out. By ridding the tomatoes of excess liquids early on, we actually cut down on the cooking time and increase the nutritional value of the sauce.

Saute the onions and peppers in the oil in a large pot for several minutes until they are translucent and soft. Add in the garlic and saute for another few minutes.

Add the tomatoes and let them cook for 10-15 minutes before adding all the other ingredients. Stir to combine and let simmer until the sauce has cooked down to your desired thickness. If you want to use a masher to speed the break-down of the tomatoes that's totally fine.

Comments

Patricia Huizar :

I was looking at your tomato sauce recipe looking forward to preparing it for my family, but wanted to make sure it read correctly. Is it really 15 lbs of tomatoes?

Apr 24, 2016

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