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Our Basic Tomato Sauce

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 md Leek (abt 1 1/4 cups)
  • -white and green parts
  • -cleaned and chopped
  • 2 Garlic clove(s), minced
  • 1 cn (35oz) Italian tomatoes or
  • 3 lb Tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper


1. Heat the oil in a deep skillet. Add the leek and garlic, and saut=82
over low heat for 5 minutes or until the leek is wilted.

2. Empty the tomatoes with their liquid into a bowl. Squish the tomatoes
thoroughly (use your hands if you like - it's fun).

3. Add the tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper to the leek and stir, mix well.

4. Bring the sauce to a simmer over high heat. Turn the heat to low and
simmer uncovered until the sauce is reduced by half, about 25-35 minutes.
(The wider the skillet, the less time it takes to reduce.)

Keeps stored in covered glass jars, for up to 1 week in the refrigerator, 3
months in the freezer.

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