Homemade Tomato Sauce

Serves: 8
Source: Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 5 large tomatoes coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Preparation

  • 1. Heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • 2. Sauté the onion and carrot for 2-3 minutes.
  • 3. Reduce heat to medium and cover for 25 minutes, until soft and golden.
  • 4. Add garlic, stir well, and cover 5 more minutes.
  • 5. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, bringing to a boil.
  • 6. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 7. Put sauce through a food processor.
  • 8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 9. Sauce can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 3 months.