Homemade Tomato Sauce I Recipe

Homemade Tomato Sauce I Recipes

  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 4 hrs
  • READY IN 4 hrs 30 mins 


Original recipe makes 3 cups
  •  10 ripe tomatoes
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  2 tablespoons butter
  •  1 onion, chopped
  •  1 green bell pepper, chopped
  •  2 carrots, chopped
  •  4 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  •  1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  •  1/4 cup Burgundy wine
  •  1 bay leaf
  •  2 stalks celery
  •  2 tablespoons tomato paste

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Have ready a large bowl of iced water. Plunge whole tomatoes in boiling water until skin starts to peel, 1 minute. Remove with slotted spoon and place in ice bath. Let rest until cool enough to handle, then remove peel and squeeze out seeds. Chop 8 tomatoes and puree in blender or food processor. Chop remaining two tomatoes and set aside.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper, carrot and garlic in oil and butter until onion starts to soften, 5 minutes. Pour in pureed tomatoes. Stir in chopped tomato, basil, Italian seasoning and wine. Place bay leaf and whole celery stalks in pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 hours. Stir in tomato paste and simmer an additional 2 hours. Discard bay leaf and celery and serve.

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