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Basic Italian Tomato Sauce

ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
425 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp tomato puree (paste)
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper

method

1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and fry for another minute.

2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, parsley, oregano, bay leaves, tomato puree (paste), sugar, and salt and pepper.

3. Bring the sauce to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 15 - 20 minutes until the sauce has reduced by half. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Discard the bay leaves before serving.

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Basic Italian Tomato Sauce
posted by Liz Hawes @ 08:53AM, 9/18/10
Delicious with meatballs and pasta. Have found another use for my huge glut of tomatoes. sauce now sitting in freezer, who needs ready made sauce when it is this easy and so much cheaper?
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