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Classic Tomato Sauce

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Classic Tomato Sauce

Classic Tomato Sauce - A spicy, rich sauce for pasta or vegetables

20 min.
50 min.
Ready in
very easy


for 2 milliliters
4 sprigs
2 tablespoons
¾ cup
White wine (or vegetable broth)
2 pounds
whole peeled Tomatoes (canned)
1 pinch
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Ladle, 1 Can opener, 2 Jars (or screw-top jars with lids, each about 300 ml capacity)

Preparation steps

Step 1/5
Classic Tomato Sauce preparation step 1

Peel the onions and garlic and finely chop. Rinse basil and shake dry.

Step 2/5
Classic Tomato Sauce preparation step 2

Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add basil and sauté briefly, until fragrant.

Step 3/5
Classic Tomato Sauce preparation step 3

Add wine or broth and boil until completely reduced.

Step 4/5
Classic Tomato Sauce preparation step 4

Chop tomatoes in the can then add tomatoes and their juices to the pot. Cook over medium heat until tomatoes soften and sauce thickens, 25-30 minutes. Remove basil. Season sauce with salt, pepper and the sugar. Use immediately, or cool completely and refrigerate up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Step 5/5
Classic Tomato Sauce preparation step 5

Tip: To preserve the sauce for longer, you will need to process the jars according to manufacturer's instructions, or visit http://nchfp.uga.edu/.