Sunday, September 7, 2014

Home Made Pasta Sauce

What do you do when your backyard garden slams you with tomatoes?? You dust off your food processor, consult Pinterest, pick a recipe and proceed to make a crap load of homemade pasta sauce ... Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce to be exact! This is the first time I have ever made sauce from scratch so the jury is still out on how good it is ... but if the smell of it simmering right now is any indication ... it will be AMAZING!! ... 

Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

2 quarts tomato puree (about 6 pounds tomatoes, hulled and pureed in a blender or food processor)
1 large onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Saute onions in a large pot, until soft and translucent. Add pureed tomatoes and all of the seasonings. Bring it all to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer on low heat for about 2 hours, until the sauce is a thickness that you like. Stir occasionally (more frequently toward the end).

Pour into jars or freezer bags and freeze (or refrigerate if you plan to use it soon).  ... ENJOY!! 

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