Best Tomato Sauce Recipe
February 24, 2015
The abundance of Summer produce from our vegetable garden and also from local farmers means that some Summer cooking activities can almost be pre-scheduled year and year about. Each year we do these same activities and create products that last past the season of the produce into the next year. Things like berry jam, passata, zucchini haloumi fritters (or anything!), dried tomatoes and tomato sauce. I have not previously shared my tomato sauce recipe as it has never been quite 100% kid approved. Nor has it ever measured up to my own memory of my dad’s sauce that he made each year when I was a child. This year I can confidently say that my sauce has now been approved by my children as well as by fussy Mr Fresh himself. I have a bottle ready to send to my dad to test and I am sure that it will get a tick of approval from him also.
I am not really a potato chip (baked potato) person. I do like them but try to avoid them. My kids adore them. This sauce had me reaching into my vegetable storage box, when no one else was home, to find potatoes so that I could test the sauce! When the kids got home from their outing I then made another batch for them, just to be sure. This sauce is that good. I hope that you give it a try.
The secret? What has changed this year as opposed to other years?
It is in getting the percentage of red wine vinegar just right and using a very good quality red wine vinegar. I used one that I purchased from a local winery we visited a few months ago.
Here is my Best Tomato Sauce Recipe, I hope that you love it. I used spray free tomatoes that I source from a local farm gate. There are no preservatives, no additives or ingredients that I did not select to add to the recipe. The ingredients are combined in this simple recipe for a tasty tomato sauce that will have you baking chips in order to eat more of it!
A quicker way to prepare the ingredients for this recipe is to use a food processor to chop firstly the onion and garlic and then the tomatoes
If you would like to give this recipe a try please do so in the coming weeks as the (non green-house) tomato season in Australia will be winding down shortly.
When my batch of last years sauce ran out I admit to caving to the pressure of my children and buying tomato sauce from the store. I am thrilled that they love this recipe so much that they have said they prefer it to the highly processed store purchased variety.
This is another recipe that you can add to you expanding collection of making things from scratch, skipping the supermarket and highly processed food.
Have you tried making your own tomato sauce?
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