Grandma's Basic Tomato Sauce
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A great basic tomato sauce recipe using canned tomatoes.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, pureed
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 28 oz. water
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  1. In a large pot, sautee onion in the olive oil over medium heat until almost transparent.
  2. Add garlic after reducing heat, stirring for about a minute.
  3. Pour in the puree, water, tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir well.
  4. Stir in the dried basil, salt and bay leaves.
  5. Cook uncovered on low heat for about an hour stirring occassionaly.
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