Basic tomato sauce for pasta
|28||oz||Whole Peeled Tomato|
Add oil to stockpot and sauté garlic in medium heat until translucent. Add tomato puree and tomato paste to stockpot. Drain water from can of peeled tomato. Using a food processor roughly chop the tomatoes and add to sauce mix. Stir until tomato base is fully combined. Add all spices. Simmer for a minimum of half-hour, stirring occasionally. Taste and add seasonings as desired.
I usually do not go beyond the amount of seasonings shown as I enjoy a tomatoey taste and do not want to over power with too much seasonings.
When purchasing cans of sauces and whole tomatoes I find the quality from the name brands to be better than the store brand.
If you find your sauce bitter stir in a teaspoon of sugar to cut the bitterness.
For additional flavor see Italian Meatball recipe http://cyberbellum.com/recipes/italian-meatballs. You may substitute or include fresh Italian sweet sausage purchased from local butcher.