Seven ingredient garlic and basil passata

Seven ingredient garlic and basil passata


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About this recipe: This is a very simple recipe for passata tomato sauce. Great with meatballs or pork spareribs or simply add some frozen peas and serve with pasta for a quick vegetarian dish.


Serves: 14 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 700ml tomato juice
  • 4 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tube tomato puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and cook the garlic, being careful not to burn it. Add tomato juice and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, pepper, salt, basil and sugar; stir.
  2. Cook over low heat for three hours, stirring occasionally, until it has thickend up.

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