Homemade Tomato SauceAugust 30, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
We are slooowly working our way through our tomato stash! And what better way then with some homemade tomato sauce?? This sauce turned out really good and got two thumbs up from James!
Homemade Tomato Sauce
- 3 vine ripened tomatoes, diced
- 1 c. cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can garlic oregano tomato paste (or any tomato paste)
- 3 glugs of balsamic vinegar
- Red chili flakes – to taste
Place tomatoes in a colander and allow them to drain for a few minutes. Then put them in a large pot, along with the garlic and onion, and simmer with the lid on for 45 minutes, or until significantly thickened/cooked down. Add in the tomato paste and balsamic vinegar and allow to cook for another 15 minutes. Add water if it it starts to get too thick (I had to do this! Just put in enough to get your desired consistency).
I put the tomato sauce on top of some roasted garden eggplant, a sliced up roasted garden green pepper, and some black eyed peas.
Very good and satisfying! The roasted green peppers really gave this dish a larger variety of flavors. I also liked that the eggplant was a really good and mild contrast to the balsamic vinegar infused tomato sauce. Stacking things is always the way to go! James made a sandwich out of his eggplant + tomato sauce and really enjoyed it too! He was afraid at first that I was going to use up all the tomatoes for something not garden tomato worthy but he saw the light in the end 😉 He was telling me for days afterward how good the sauce was! I would say it’s a winner.