Basic Nomato Sauce (Tomato Free Tomato Sauce)
This recipe comes from the Interstitial Cystitis Network site at www.ic-network.com/bev/april00. We enjoy it just as much in spaghetti and enchiladas as tomato sauce. One batch makes the equivalent of 2 larges cans of tomato sauce (4 cups) so I use half the batch and freeze the other half in a freezer bag for next time. I find that I have to add about 25 percent more spice than I did when I used tomatoes.
- Ready In:
- 6 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 small beet, peeled and diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 celery ribs, diced
- 1 bay leaf, whole
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- Put everything in a covered pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer until veggies are soft.
- Take out the bay leaf, blend well till smooth and use as you would tomato sauce, spicing appropriately for the dish you're using it in.