You are here: Home » Recipes » Fresh Tomato Sauce Fresh Tomato Sauce Yield servings PrintEmail Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil1 -- onion, diced1 small carrot, grated, or 1 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)10 -- super ripe, juicy tomatoes, crushed (about 12 cups)1 teaspoon coarse salt -- Freshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon sherry vinegar2 tablespoons olive oil2 large garlic cloves, crushed1/2 cup chopped fresh basil Instructions 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.