Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe - Briana Blair - BrianaDragon Creations

Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

Posted by / October 29, 2013 / 0 Comments

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Image: © Briana Blair

Image: © Briana Blair

I recently decided to give up on jarred tomato sauce, so I had to dig back into my brain and remember how to make tomato sauce from scratch. Here’s my basic recipe.

1.75 lb tomatoes (fresh or canned)
6 oz. tomato paste
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
2 tsp ranch dressing (or cream cheese)
1/2 c water
parsley (1.5 tbsp), thyme, garlic (1/2 small clove minced), basil, black pepper (12 grinds), sage, scallion (1 long stem, chopped), oregano, salt

Makes about 36-40 oz.

Image: © Briana Blair

Image: © Briana Blair

If using canned tomatoes, drain the liquid through a strainer into a cooking pot then blend remaining tomatoes and garlic using a stick blender (or food processor). If using fresh tomatoes, peel and chop over a bowl, pour liquid into a cooking pot, then blend the tomato and garlic. Pour blended tomato into cooking pot.

Add all remaining ingredients to the pot. I don’t measure the spices, so use your best judgement. I go by how I want it to smell and taste at the time. I use very little salt. Stir until everything is blended, then simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Tweak the spices to suit your tastes.

I use the ranch to cut the acidity and make the sauce a bit creamier. Once the sauce is finished I let it cool completely then store in the fridge to use through the week. It can last about 2 weeks. You can also freeze portions of it and thaw them when you need them.


Briana Blair

Briana Blair

Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a journey as an atheist and skeptic. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter

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