Sunday, January 15, 2012

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Since there's just the two of us most nights, I like to use the freshest of ingredients and make as much homemade as possible to eliminate the processed foods. Some of the easiest things to make are surprisingly the easiest things to make. This is one of those recipes. Using the freshest of ingredients  you can't go wrong...

Homemade Tomato Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups onions-diced
1 cup green pepper-diced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 garlic cloves-minced
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2 bay leaves

DIRECTIONS:

In a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add onion, green pepper, oregano and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally.

Add wine and remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves and serve. Freeze for up to 3 months

**If your family is like mine, I had to use my immersion blender to grind up the veggies

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I must get an immersion blender soon!