Basic Tomato Sauce

Serving size:
 3

Ingredients

    • 1
    • onion, chopped
    • 2 clv
    • garlic, minced
    • 2 T
    • olive oil
    • 2
    • carrot, shredded
    • 1⁄2
    • green bell pepper, diced
    • 2
    • bay leaves
    • 1⁄4 c
    • fresh parsley, chopped
    • 2 T
    • fresh basil, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 1 T
    • fresh oregano, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
    • 1 T
    • fresh thyme leaves, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
    • 6 c
    • plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 6 oz
    • tomato paste
    • 1 T
    • honey, optional
    •  
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Prep
30 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes

Description

Can it yourself and save! This easy-to-can sauce can be used for pasta, pizza or any time a marinara-style sauce is desired.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Simply in Season © by Herald Press

Instructions

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add carrots, pepper, and herbs; stir well. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, salt and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve or freeze. To can, ladle into hot, sterilized pint jars to within 1/2-inch of the top, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar per pint to assure acidity, seal with sterilized lids according to manufacturer's instructions and process full jars in a boiling water bath for 35 minutes. Makes three pints.

Notes

Allow about 1-hour additional time for canning.

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