Make this easy Basic Tomato Sauce using pantry staples for dinner tonight.
One day my kids are going to leave the nest and I will become an empty nester. My hope for them, and the reason behind this blog has always been so they will know how to cook and always have access to their favourite childhood recipes.
With that said I have so many simple recipes in my head I have never written down. I simply just make them. Like a basic tomato sauce.
Since I am not getting any younger, it really is time to start sharing these basic recipes here on the blog so my kids will always know how Mom did it. If they start with the basics and make it their own, then I’ve taught them right.
Making a basic tomato sauce is very easy and uses items you most likely have in your pantry. Using canned tomato puree keeps it quick and easy. I’ve never encountered a tinny taste from canned tomatoes and if you ever do it’s possibly a reason to toss the can of tomatoes out as it’s not that common. If you do end up with a metallic taste add sugar to your sauce to balance it out. It’s an Alton Brown trick that apparently works well.
The sauce starts with sweating the onions or cooking them slowly until translucent but not brown. Add your garlic and remaining ingredients to build on the flavour as it simmers away.
Tomato Sauce Uses
Pasta, spaghetti, lasagna, spaghetti squash, ratatouille, soups, rice, dips, stews, casseroles, meatloaves, meatballs, add to make other sauces, sloppy joes, ground beef chili, with eggs or fish and finally cabbage rolls. Although my mom used to use tomato soup when she made hers.
Do you make your own tomato sauce?!