It has been a little chilly lately. It always seems that when fall comes I want to make comfort foods. Tonight is spagetti with meatballs featuring homemade tomato sauce from my own garden tomatoes. And the onions used are from my garden too. I can't wait!
I thought I would share the tomato sauce recipe as it is a real winner and it is even very tasty used as a pizza sauce! I have even added it to a beshamel sauce and used it in baked macaroni and cheese. This recipe is a real winner!
Here it is:
2 c. finely chopped onions
1/3 cup olive oil
8 c. tomatoes (peeled and seeded...put through blender if you want...I used my food processor)
2 cans tomato paste
2 tbsp. oregano
2 tsp basil
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
Start by cooking the onions in the olive oil until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for about one minute. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for one hour. I cooked mine a little longer because I like a thicker sauce. Season more if preferred. You may can this sauce or it can be frozen.
Here is a photo of my sauce.....