Best Ever Homemade Tomato Sauce

November 4, 2017 CarolAnn

Why is it that homemade tomato sauce is so much better than even the best sauce from a jar? I cannot figure it out! This recipe is so good, fast, and easy that it is well worth your time and effort. It even doubles and freezes very nicely. Simply put, it is the best ever homemade tomato sauce!

Best Ever Homemade Tomato Sauce

Best Ever Homemade Tomato Sauce

Why is it that homemade tomato sauce is so much better than even the best sauce from a jar? I cannot figure it out! This recipe is so good, fast, and easy that it is well worth your time and effort. It even doubles and freezes very nicely. Simply put, it is the best ever homemade tomato sauce!

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 medium onion)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground fennel
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/3 cup red wine (non-alcoholic red wine is fine, red grape juice is also fine)
  • 3 cups undrained canned tomatoes (28-ounce can)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In large pot, warm the olive oil.
  2. Add the garlic and onions, sprinkle with the 1/4 teaspoon salt, cover, and saute on very low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until onions begin to soften.
  3. Add the fennel, oregano, and basil, and cook for another minute.
  4. Pour in the wine or grape juice, and bring to a boil.
  5. Remove the pot from the burner, and pour in the tomatoes.
  6. Put a hand-held blender directly into the pot, and whirl the tomatoes until just pureed.
  7. Put the pot back on the burner. Cover the pot, and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites.

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