Simple Tomato Sauce

Recipe by Canadian Jane
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent--about 2 minutes. Add celery and carrot and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil and bay leaves and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and taste for seasoning. If sauce tastes too acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, to round out the flavour.
  • I like my sauce a little spicier, so I add a few red pepper flakes.
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