Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • Yield: servings


2tablespoons olive oil
1-- onion, diced
1small carrot, grated, or 1 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
10-- super ripe, juicy tomatoes, crushed (about 12 cups)
1teaspoon coarse salt
-- Freshly ground black pepper
1teaspoon sugar
1tablespoon sherry vinegar
2tablespoons olive oil
2large garlic cloves, crushed
1/2cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven. Add onion and carrot (if using) and sauté until tender. Add crushed tomatoes. Simmer 1 to 2 hours (depending on how watery your tomatoes are), until thick. Add remaining ingredients. Cook 15 minutes more.