Monday, August 10, 2009

Tomato Sauce From Heaven

My sister in law is Italian. And this is her divine recipe just the way that she used to make it with her Nonna when she was a little girl. So you should make it (with homemade pasta) and feel like you took a step into Italy!

Amazing Tomato Sauce

16 Roma Tomatoes (dark red), cut into eighths
1 yellow onion (chopped)
extra virgin olive oil (about 1/2 c.)
4 cans 16 oz tomato sauce
6-8 cloves garlic (peel off the white paper and keep the cloves whole)
1 bunch of fresh basil (Carpinito Brothers located in Kent sells gloriously huge bunches of basil for only 99 cents!)
Salt and pepper

Cover large pot bottom with olive oil.
Saute onions, salt, pepper, basil and cloves of garlic.
When onions are tender toss chopped tomatoes into pot.
Don't stir.
When red water appears on top add the tomato sauce.
Cook 1.5 hrs on med/low and 4 hrs. on low (covered)

If sauce is too thin add a bit of tomato paste to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. Now take a chunk of fresh baguette and dip it into the sauce. Mmmmm. Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions!


Brandon & Natalie said...

Oh my goodness Jocelyn - that looks divine!!! I can't wait!

nea and rusty said...

sounds super yummy; i think i'm hungry!

The Reno Family said...

This looks delicious. I'll have to try it sometime when I'm not sick of tomatoes from making Salsa.