Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a modified version of Alton Brown's Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce. It's so delicious, and your family won't know how nutritious it is! It may be a little more work than you're used to for a tomato sauce, but trust me, it is so worth it!!
- 2 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 cup white wine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 cup onion, diced small
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- salt & pepper
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, add carrots, onion, celery, garlic, salt & pepper and saute until until tender.
- Strain tomatoes over a wide saucepan to reserve liquid.
- Add vinegar, wine, sugar, and herbs to reserved liquid from the tomatoes and reduce until a loose syrupy consistency.
- Seed the tomatoes and add to sauteed veggies, continue cooking until all the liquid in the pot has evaporated, and the vegetables are tender and just starting to fall apart. Remove from heat.
- Combine tomato "syrup" and the sauteed vegetables, and let sit for a few minutes to let the flavors mingle.
- Using a stick blender, countertop blender, or food processor, blend to your desired consistency.
- Note: the sauce left as-is is great as a Ragout style, medium blend is great substitue for ordinary marinara sauce, and a fine blend can be used as pizza sauce.