Tomato Sauce Base Recipe
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The recipe is a guideline. This quantities called for make the perfect base for a small batch of sauce. Double or triple the ingredients for larger batches.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced or put through a garlic press
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons butter (increase to one tablespoon if you feel like it.)
1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes OR 15 ounce can tomato sauce OR 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes OR 2 cups (approx) fresh tomatoes, chopped
Need a thicker sauce? Add some tomato paste. Start with two tablespoons and go from there.
Makes about two cups of sauce