Basic tomato and basil sauce
This is a perfect sauce to use as a base. By making it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar and salt that is added. You can add a variety of other flavours to the finished sauce, just cooking for a few minutes to create a completely different dish.
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3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 (400g) tins of chopped tomatoes
½ teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons caster sugar
1 bunch basil leaves, torn into small pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
30 min › Cook:
50 min › Ready in:
1 hr 20 min
Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic until softened.
Stir in the tomatoes, chilli flakes, balsamic vinegar and sugar.
Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper. This can be left chunky or blended in a food processor for a smooth sauce.
Serve spooned over cooked pasta with plenty of Parmesan cheese.
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Lovely sauce and adapted to my families needs. Thank you
15 Sep 2014
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