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how to make basic tomato sauce



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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Cost: $6.15 /serving


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Step 1

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Step 2

Add onions and cook 4-5 minutes until they are soft and golden.

Step 3

Add garlic and sauté, being careful not to burn.

Step 4

Add tomato paste, and stir well. Add crushed tomatoes, including the juice in case you are using canned tomatoes.

Step 5

Add brown sugar, dried oregano, dried bay leaves, salt, and pepper.

Step 6

Cover and bring to a low simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Step 7

Finally, remove from the heat, add fresh basil, and stir well. Remove the bay leaves.

Step 8

Adjust the seasoning if you think it is necessary. You can use this delicious sauce in your favorite recipes, or you can pour the sauce into a mason jar and keep it in the fridge for about 3 or 4 days, or you can freeze for months.

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