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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 125.6
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 675.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Simple Tomato Sauce

Submitted by: ARDUANNE

Introduction

Ever get frustrated with canned tomato or spaghetti sauces? This is a great alternative and if tomatoes are in season in your garden use fresh for amazing taste! Ever get frustrated with canned tomato or spaghetti sauces? This is a great alternative and if tomatoes are in season in your garden use fresh for amazing taste!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, 2 Tbsp
    Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped
    Garlic, 2 cloves, chopped
    Celery, raw, 1 stalk, chopped
    Carrot, raw, 1 large chopped
    Green Peppers if desired.
    No Salt, sodium substitute, pinch
    Pepper, black, pinch
    2 whole bay leaves
    Diced or Crushed Tomato, 2 (32 oz) cans
    1/8 tsp baking soda

Directions

In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium high heat.

Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent (5-10 minutes).

Add celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Saute until vegetables are soft (5-10 min).

Add tomatoes and bay leaves and simmer uncovered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick.

Remove bay leaves and taste for seasoning. If sauce still tastes acidic, add 1/8 tsp baking soda. Taste again. Do not add too much baking soda or it will taste soapy!

Ad 1/2 the sauce to a food processor. Process until smooth.

If chunky sauce is preferred, add to unprocessed sauce and serve. If smooth sauce is preferred, add second 1/2 of sauce to food process and process until smooth.

About 8 1 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ARDUANNE.





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