My Everyday Favourite Tomato Sauce

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“This is the "bath" for my Supreme Meatball recipe from Patricia Wells “Trattoria” cookbook...however I double the recipe for meatballs. Of course you can jazz this base recipe up any way you prefer but it is lovely and simple just as it is. This is a great basic tomato sauce for beginner cooks. "My Everyday Favorite" is a quote from Ms. Wells herself.”
3 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large unheated saucepan, combine the oil, onion, garlic and salt and stir to coat with oil.
  2. Cook over moderate heat just until the garlic turns golden but does not brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. If using whole canned tomatoes, place a food mill over the skillet and puree the tomatoes directly into it. Crushed tomatoes can be added directly from the can.
  4. Add the herb bundle, stir to blend and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce begins to thicken, about 15 minutes.
  5. For a thicker sauce, for pizzas and toppings, cook for 5 minutes more.
  6. Taste for seasoning.
  7. Remove and discard the herb bundle. The sauce may be used immediately, stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 2 months.

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