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    Basic Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Basic Fresh Tomato Sauce. Photo by The_Swedish_Chef

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    1 hrs 40 mins

    40 mins

    1 hrs

    The_Swedish_Chef's Note:

    I discovered this sauce recipe by total accident, randomly paging through a 33 year old Sunset canning book. Once made, it is the BEST fresh tomato sauce I've ever tried or made. Well worth the time it takes to make from scratch.

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    1. 1
      In a large Dutch oven, cook onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until golden brown (about 15 minutes), stirring occasionally.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, immerse tomatoes, a few at a time, in a large pan of boiling water for 1 minute; then lift out and plunge in plunge into cold water. Pull off and discard skin.
    3. 3
      Cut tomatoes into eighths and add cooked onions, along with green onion, green pepper, salt, pepper, anise seed, oregano, rosemary, paprika, and the 2 cups of dry red wine.
    4. 4
      Bring mixture to boiling, stirring with a heavy wooden spoon to break up tomatoes. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour. Remove cover and boil until reduced to 8 cups.
    5. 5
      You can use the sauce while hot, let it cool and refrigerate for 3 days, or freeze up to 4 months.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 24, 2011


      I thought this was pretty good---I made it as described, minus the anise (I didn't have any). It did come out somewhat thinner than I expected but I supposed I could cut back on the liquid some or cook it down longer. In any case, I wanted to use up a bunch of my garden tomatoes and this did the trick. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (3229 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 803.7
    Calories from Fat 349
    Total Fat 38.7 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1823.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 18.2 g
    Sugars 38.1 g
    Protein 13.1 g

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