Make Ahead Pasta Sauce

    Make Ahead Pasta Sauce


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    About this recipe: Spend a little time making this delicious, savoury pasta sauce, then freeze it in meal-sized portions so that you have fresh homemade sauce on hand at any time! Add 250g mince if you prefer a meatier sauce.

    Serves: 32 

    • 4 onions, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3kg chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
    • 2 tablespoons dried basil
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. In a slow cooker saute together the onion, garlic, green pepper and olive oil. Cook until onion is transparent.
    2. Add the chopped tomatoes, oregano, basil, parsley, sugar, salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 hours on low heat. Stir frequently.
    3. Let sauce cool. Pour sauce into meal-sized freezer containers. Store in freezer.
    4. When ready to use sauce, defrost and heat on the hob or in the microwave.

    Don't have a slow cooker?

    If you prefer, make this on the hob, using a large stock pot. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 2 hours on medium low heat.

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    Made this last week, too much herbs for me personally, but made another batch today with less and it is great. I have about 10 freezer bags full! ready for a quick meal! - 10 Feb 2012

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