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    Basic Tomato Sauce

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    s'kat's Note:

    From 'Simple Italian Cooking', by Mario Batali. Posted to accompany following recipes: Rolled Flank Steak with Green Olives and Oregano, Rolled Flank Steak with Green Olives and Oregano; and Timpano di Maccheronni, (the Mythic Pasta Dome), Timpano Di Maccheroni (The Mythic Pasta Dome).

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    1. 1
      In a 3-quart saucepan, heat theolive oil oover medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the thyme and the carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft.
    4. 4
      Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often.
    5. 5
      Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, until as thick as hot cereal.
    6. 6
      Season with salt and serve.
    7. 7
      This sauce holds one week in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 17, 2004


      This tomato sauce is absolutely delicious. This will be my regular tomato sauce from now on, seriously! I needed tomato sauce to make nawja's chicken vindaloo, and I didnt have any, so I made yours using tons of tomatoes I had on hand. The flavors are just amazing, yet the ingredients are so simple!! I used the fresh thyme, and wouldnt use anything but fresh.

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    • on August 27, 2012


      Excellent made as directed and simmered meatballs in sauce

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    • on November 13, 2010


      I made this sauce for the Timpano recipe and it's delicious. Too bad my crust for the Timpano didn't turn out well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Tomato Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (1927 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 216.8
    Calories from Fat 130
    Total Fat 14.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 28.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    Sugars 12.8 g
    Protein 4.4 g

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