Ok ok, it’s mostly homemade. I don’t grow my own tomatoes (but I wish I did). I really, really, realllyyy dislike store bought/jarred sauce, so I’ve created my own sauce recipe, specified completely to my liking! I typically cook this recipe by just throwing in the ingredients, but I tried to put it into measurements for a specific recipe that’s easier to follow. Enjoy 🙂
- 3/4 large onion
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp chopped basil (fresh!!!)
- 1 tbsp italian seasoning
- 1 1/2 tsp of sugar
- 2 tsp of perfect pinch seasoning (contains garlic and bell peppers)
- spicy garlic grinder (I use a liberal amount, maybe around 10-15 twists). This spice is great, because it contains garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt. If you don’t have a grinder with these seasonings, just add the ingredients separately.
- 2 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
- 1 28oz can of tomato puree
- 2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes
- There’s a lot of garlic in this recipe, because I just love it. Omit a couple of cloves to reduce the amount of garlic.
- Start off by chopping your onion and basil, and mince your garlic.
- In a large pan, oil the bottom with extra virgin olive oil (about two spins around the pan).
- On medium heat, sauté your onions for about 3-4 minutes. Add your garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes.
- Add the basil and spices.
- Pour in all of the cans of sauce. Keep the juices from the diced tomatoes. I typically use the puree, because I like a thicker sauce. You can use any sauce based on your preference.
- Turn heat to high so that the sauce boils. Once the sauce is boiling, reduce heat and cover.
- Cook for as long as you would like. I typically will have my sauce on low heat all day.