Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce created by love4culinary

From 'Simple Italian Cooking', by Mario Batali. Posted to accompany following recipes: Rolled Flank Steak with Green Olives and Oregano, recipe #57351; and Timpano di Maccheronni, (the Mythic Pasta Dome), recipe #85372.

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  • In a 3-quart saucepan, heat theolive oil oover medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the thyme and the carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, until as thick as hot cereal.
  • Season with salt and serve.
  • This sauce holds one week in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.
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"From 'Simple Italian Cooking', by Mario Batali. Posted to accompany following recipes: Rolled Flank Steak with Green Olives and Oregano, recipe #57351; and Timpano di Maccheronni, (the Mythic Pasta Dome), recipe #85372."

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  1. D J8267
    Excellent made as directed and simmered meatballs in sauce
  2. Grace Lynn
    I made this sauce for the Timpano recipe and it's delicious. Too bad my crust for the Timpano didn't turn out well.
  3. SlipC
    This was really good! We used it on pizza made with s'kat's Easy Pizza Dough (#16331) and s'kat's Easy Cornmeal Crust, and it was delicious. My husband normally orders his pizza with no sauce (he's not a fan of thick tomato sauce), but I spread a very light layer on the pizza, and he loved it! Thanks, s'kat, for another great recipe!
  4. love4culinary
    Basic Tomato Sauce Created by love4culinary
  5. love4culinary
    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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