Homemade tomato pasta sauce

    Homemade tomato pasta sauce


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    About this recipe: Delicious tomato, onion and garlic pasta sauce with fresh or dried herbs. Double this recipe so that you have enough to freeze - you'll have homemade sauce on hand for a quick meal any day of the week!

    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2, 400g cans crushed tomatoes
    • 500ml (2 cups) water
    • 1, 170g can tomato paste or puree
    • 3 leaves fresh basil
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, fry onion in the oil until golden brown. Add pureed tomatoes, water, tomato paste, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Let the sauce come to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer to desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Sauce is ready when oil rises to the top.

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