Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Basic Tomato Sauce

This gets used so much in my cooking that it seemed sensible to tell you how I make it!  It's not rocket science, but it is tasty.

Basic Tomato Sauce

1 onion, finely sliced or chopped
1 carton or tin of chopped tomatoes
1 carton passata
some dried herbs - roughly a teaspoon
some garlic - 2 crushed cloves, a tsp of ready chopped/paste or tsp of granules
2 heaped tbsp tomato puree
olive oil

Heat a splash of olive oil in a pan, chuck in the onions and cook over a medium heat until soft and caramel brown.

Add everything else.  Stir.

Simmer for 15 minutes until thick.

See, I *told* you it wasn't rocket science!  Cartons of Sainsbury's Basics or Aldi's tomatoes are cheap and perfectly serviceable for this sauce.

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