Thursday, September 17, 2009

Something else to do with all those tomatoes..

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce -
2 cups (2 large) chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup olive oil
8 cups (12 medium) coarsely chopped, peeled tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoon oregano leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons basil leaves
1 1/2 teaspoon rosemary leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups water
1 12 oz. can tomato paste
In a 4 quart sauce pan, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

I expound on this by stealing from my friend Tanja's recipe:
When I'm actually cooking if for the family and not freezing it for later use, I saute some carrot and celery in butter and add that along with some more tomato paste(if it's too runny) and cream for flavor.
It's outstanding!


Stephanie said...

Thank you! This sounds divine. So...we're making it at your house, right?

Just kidding!

Mandy said...

You have way too much ambition. :)

Lula O said...

Sure, come on over. My house is always clean and ready for guests. Right Mandy??