Tomato Sauce

Recipe by mersaydees
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 2 cups




  • For sauce made with canned tomatoes:
  • In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the oil and add canned chopped tomatoes with their juices.
  • Stir in the sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, and oregano and bring to high simmer.
  • Cover partially and cook over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes; occasionally mash the tomatoes into the cooking juices.
  • For sauce made with fresh tomatoes:
  • Place tomatoes in a large bowl and pour boiling water over them. Allow to stand until skins come off easily, about 10 minutes (plum tomatoes have thick skins).
  • Using same ingredients as above, cook tomatoes, cover the pot tightly and simmer for 45 minutes. Fresh tomatoes take longer to cook than canned ones.
  • Occasionally, remove the lid and allow the condensation to drip back into the sauce.
  • With a wooden spoon, mash the tomatoes.