Simple tomato sauce

  • 2 hrs 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 7 Cup
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Simple tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
  • 4 onions (320g), chopped finely
  • 20 tomatoes (4kg)
  • 8 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Simple tomato sauce
  • 1
    Heat oil in large pan, add onions; cook, covered, over low heat, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Meanwhile peel, seed and chop the tomatoes.
  • 3
    Add garlic to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 1½ hours or until mixture is the consistency of a pasta sauce. Stir in basil; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Pour sauce into freezer containers leaving 1-2cm above sauce for expansion. Cover, cool in refrigerator.

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