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All-Purpose Cooked Tomato Sauce

Updated February 23, 2016
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This easy all-purpose sauce will keep for several days in the refrigerator or for up to 2 months in the freezer.

Cooking Methodstewing

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Moodblue

Taste and Texturebubbly, herby, savory

Type of Dishpasta sauce, sauces

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 cans (each 28 oz/796 mL) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (5½ oz/156 mL) tomato paste
  • 4 cloves (minced 4) garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried basil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes

Instructions

In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; stir in tomatoes, mashing with potato masher. Stir in tomato paste plus one tomato paste can of water.

Add garlic, sugar, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes; bring to boil. Reduce heat to very low and simmer, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until thickened and fairly smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning.

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