homemade fresh tomato sauce

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Amy H.
from Detroit, MI

I love to grow tomatoes in the garden. The problem is my family doesn't like to eat fresh tomatoes. They do however, love this sauce. This tomato sauce is a perfect base for anything you want to do with tomato sauce. leave it as is or add onions, garlic, fresh parsley, basil, rosemary and/or oregano to make a nice marinara. Add any meat you like for a meat sauce. It's Molto Bene!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade fresh tomato sauce

  • 6
    large fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1 can
    (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    ground marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
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How To Make homemade fresh tomato sauce

  • 1
    FOR THE PREP
  • 2
    Start with 6 nice ripe red tomatoes.
  • 3
    Give them a quick wash in cold water.
  • 4
    Prepare a pot of boiling water large enough to cover the tomatoes.
  • 5
    Boil tomatoes for 1 minute
  • 6
    Prepare a large bowl of ice water.
  • 7
    Remove tomatos from the water with the slotted spoon and dip them into the cold iced-water. (This boiling and cooling process is called blanching)
  • 8
    After about a minute, remove the tomatoes from the water and remove their skins. They should slip right off. If not, use a sharp paring knife to remove any stubborn spots.
  • 9
    FOR THE SAUCE
  • 10
    Chunk Tomatoes and Place in Blender, puree until smooth.
  • 11
    Add 1 can of tomato paste to pot.
  • 12
    Add brown sugar and season with Salt, Pepper & Marjoram
  • 13
    Simmer covered, on low for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with your favorite pasta or any other dish that calls for tomato sauce!
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