Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce created by Andi Longmeadow Farm

Based on a recipe from Lydie Marshall's cookbook, Slow-Cooked Comfort. In her intro to the recipe she says, "For most of the year I make a chunky tomato sauce for stews and casseroles with canned tomatoes, with excellent results. In September when the Roma (plum) tomatoes are in season, I make batches and freeze them in 1-pint plastic bags." Prep and cooking times reflect choosing the fresh tomatoes option, which take longer than canned tomatoes.

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  • 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.
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"Based on a recipe from Lydie Marshall's cookbook, Slow-Cooked Comfort. In her intro to the recipe she says, "For most of the year I make a chunky tomato sauce for stews and casseroles with canned tomatoes, with excellent results. In September when the Roma (plum) tomatoes are in season, I make batches and freeze them in 1-pint plastic bags." Prep and cooking times reflect choosing the fresh tomatoes option, which take longer than canned tomatoes."

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  1. JustDrea81
    Since roma tomatoes are in season, I decided to try this. I took a previous poster's suggestion and added some sauteed garlic. OMG this was really good! And it's cheaper to make than the canned stuff.
  2. katew
    5 star rating from DS. I used the crock pot and it worked out so well. I have put the sauce on a pizza base and DS had it for lunch and loved it. I will freeze the remainder. I used tomatoes out of the garden and lots of fresh herb.
  3. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Yes-sir-wee, this is a wonderful, simple, but complex tasting sauce. I followed this exactly, using fresh tomatoes. I put everything in the crockpot first thing in the morning and presto magic-o I had wonderful sauce coming through the door. I couldn't of opened a jarred sauce as fast as this came together! Perfection! I added Italian Seasoning in place of the dried oregano. Bravo! Very tasty! Made for *Photo Swap* January 2010
  4. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Tomato Sauce Created by Andi Longmeadow Farm
  5. White Rose Child
    Beautiful tomato sauce! I went with instinct and sauteed a couple cloves of garlic in the oil before adding the tomatoes. It had a fresh, yet well-seasoned flavor. Definitely enjoyable with many types of dinners. Thanks for posting!
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