How to Make Tomato Sauce

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No store-bought tomato sauce can hold a candle to homemade sauce seasoned to your taste.

Step 1: Cut garlic and tomatoes
Slice the garlic cloves and cut the tomatoes, making sure not to discard the seeds or the inner pulp.

If you can’t find fresh tomatoes, you can use canned tomatoes.

Step 2: Heat olive oil
Heat the olive oil in a pot at medium-low heat until it begins to simmer. If the oil begins to smoke, throw it away and start over.

Step 3: Add garlic and tomatoes
Add the garlic to the oil and saute it for 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to let it brown. Then add the tomatoes and mash them with a potato masher.

Step 4: Cook sauce
Raise the heat to high and cook for 10 minutes. If the tomatoes start to splatter, cover the pot.

If the sauce is too thin, you can add tomato paste to make it thicker.

Step 5: Add basil, salt, and pepper
Add the basil and sprinkle in the salt and pepper to taste, and then stir the sauce until everything is blended thoroughly.

Step 6: Blend sauce
Allow the sauce to cool and put it in a blender in small batches, blending until the sauce turns bright red-orange.

Step 7: Eat
Enjoy your sauce over pasta, fish, or use it for dipping bread!

Did You Know?
Tomatoes originated in South America, where people of the Andes treated them as a weed.

22 Replies to “How to Make Tomato Sauce”

  1. Tip: Corn Starch is a good thickener. 1-1/2 teaspoons did the trick for me(start small and add more if needed).

  2. how many tomatoes needed if weigh 4lbs.? then, how many cups of olive oil weigh 5oz? please tell me. I beg you.

  3. As a weed ??? yes, and now you gonna tell me that the Italians were the first to eat them. Learn your history before you state such a thing. Seed make the sauce bitter. Remove them for a more elegant flavor.

  4. Great receipe for those first time learners ***** ! I tried this and it came out delicious!

  5. AVOID CANNED TOMATOES! The acidity leeches out the BPA in the can lining. Tomatoes in glass jar would be much better then canned.

  6. You understand tomatoes come in a range of colours, also the camera may not have been white balanced properly.

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