Simple Tomato Sauce
Easy tomato sauce recipe that will taste like you simmered it on the stove for hours.
- 2 cans (14 oz or 400 gram) crushed or whole tomatoes
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 large onion
- 2 medium carrots
- ¼ Cup or 75 ml olive oil
- ½ Cup or 125 ml red wine
- 2 beef or vegetable bullion cubes
- pinch red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
1. Finely chop onion, garlic, and carrots. 2. Heat olive oil in large pot to medium heat. 3. Add onions, cooked for 2 minutes, stirring. 4. Add carrots and garlic, stirring until onions are translucent. 5. Add red wine and bullion, red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. 6. Add tomatoes, bring to a simmer, and then drop the heat to barely bubbling. 7. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. You can continue to allow it to simmer for 2- 3 hours for a thicker sauce. 8. Add salt and pepper to taste after the sauce has reached your desired consistency. 9. Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar to add sweetness. You can also use a blender if you like a smoother sauce.1.