Monday, August 16, 2010

Meatless Monday! Fresh Spaghetti Sauce

Fresh spaghetti sauce made from my own tomatoes! I'd venture to say it doesn't get any better than this. This is so easy to do! I don't blanch and peel the tomatoes and I don't seed them. I rather like the pop of a seed every now and then and I think the skins add nutrients. It makes it a much less daunting process when you don't have to take those steps.

  • 28 oz. of Tomatoes (I have a scale, but you can wing it. Add what looks like a large can of tomatoes. I used such a hodge podge of tomatoes that it's hard to tell you how many I used; hence, the precise measurement)
  • garlic to taste (a couple cloves, chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Basil

  • Roughly cut up the tomatoes and add to blender with a handful of fresh basil. Blend until pretty smooth, or leave it chunky of you like more of a garden sauce
  • Pour into a saucepan with other ingredients and cook over medium heat (a good simmer) until it reduces by about half (or as thick as you'd like)
  • Add tomato paste if you need it thicker and if you need to speed up the process. I cooked mine down for about an hour. The house smelled soooooo good!
  • Eat it right away or freeze it or can it.
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1 comment:

  1. Delish! I added a little wine and sautéed onions and peppers to mine and it was out of this world.


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