Homemade Tomato Sauce

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 340


* See note below.
13 pounds tomatoes fresh
3 cloves garlic minced
3 onions medium, chopped
3 green bell peppers chopped
1/2 cup parsley chopped fresh
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoons oregano dried, crushed
1 tablespoon basil dried, crushed
1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground


* Make this sauce when tomatoes are plentiful. Freeze and have on hand a special delicious sauce to use in preparing many dishes. Each pint of sauce is enough for a 16-ounce package of cooked spaghetti. Great for lasagna, pizza, or any recipe calling for tomato sauce. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour boiling water over tomatoes, let stand 1 minute drain and cover with cold water. Remove skins and cores cut each tomato into fourths. Place in large kettle bring to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium cover kettle and cook until tomatoes are very soft, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat cool. Process to coarse consistency in blender, food processor, or use a potato masher. Return tomatoes to kettle add remaining ingredients. Bring to boil over high heat place in oven and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally until consistency of commercial tomato sauce. Ladle into freezer containers in useable-size portions to within 1 inch of top, allowing for expansion. Cover securely and freeze.

Note: The full-bodied flavor of this sauce enhances any dish and is well worth the small amount of effort required to make.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 340
Calories from Fat: 0

This Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe is from the Recipes for Busy Days Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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