Great Basic Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 45mins
Top Review by mickeydownunder

SO quick, EASY to do! Added more garlic as is personal taste too! Added black olives as had on hand, TRUE! DEFINATELY will incorporate this in other dishes...THANKS from you know who!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If I want to use this as a the basis for a meat sauce or chilli sauce I don't usually bother to peel the tomatoes, when I want a silky smooth sauce that runs beautifully I do peel them.
  2. You choose Peel tomatoes by covering with boiling water in a bowl for 5 minutes if you want the"smooth" recipe.
  3. Chop tomotoes into evenly sized pieces.
  4. Heat olive oil and sauté garlic and onion until soft.
  5. Add tomatoes, tomato pureé, Basil, salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer gently got 30-40 until it reduces a little.
  7. Serve as is, or put in a blender until smooth.
  8. For Chilli sauce, add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (to your preference) or fresh chillies.
  9. Adding browned minced meat makes a nice easy sauce for over pasta.

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