How To Make Basic Tomato Sauce

Mar 1, 2012
Sidney Yang
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1. Chop the onion as shown here.
Crush the degermed garlic clove cut in half with the flat of a knife.

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2. Make a bouquet garni.

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3. Sauté chopped onions until lightly browned over low heat.

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4. Add the tomato paste and stir.

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5.Cook over low heat, stirring every few moments.

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6. Add the tomatoes, bouquet garni and garlic.
Add about ½ liter of water.
Add sugar.

Note: Be careful with the classic seasoning as the sauce will reduce. If the sauce is properly seasoned before reduction, it will be too much after reduction.

Bring sauce to a low boil and cook, covered, for 3 to 4 hours.
Stir regularly to prevent the tomato sauce from catching in the bottom.

Remarks: Here I use a lid which has small holes, allowing slow evaporation. For cooking over a low heat, I use a heat diffuser (here are some examples of heat diffusers on Amazon).

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7. When sauce is cooked, remove the bouquet garni.

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8. Once the tomato sauce is cooked, you have several solutions:

Leave it as it is, which can be done when using fresh tomatoes, and add the diced carrot and celery. But with canned tomatoes, there is still a little skin and seeds so you can filter it before use.
Mix the sauce and pass it through a chinois strainer, which produces a tomato coulis.
Use a potato crusher, which provides a bit of a “rustic” texture.
Then you can book your homemade tomato sauce for later use: pizzas, pasta, bolognese sauces, ratatouilles… you can even freeze your tomato sauce!

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Recipes for tomato sauce are not what are missing! There are as many homemade tomato sauce recipes as there are people who cook around the world!
That’s why I propose a basic recipe for homemade tomato sauce for any custom use.

The secret of a good tomato sauce is the cooking time: it should be long, at least 3 to 4 hours for me. To accomplish this, it’s better to use fresh tomatoes because they are much more juicy and delicious. Believe me, it makes a big difference when talking about a real homemade tomato sauce! When tomatoes are off season, you can use some canned, crushed, peeled tomatoes.

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Ingredients list for Tomato Sauce recipe

  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) of olive oil
  • 7 ounces (200 g) of onions
  • 1 ounce (30g) of tomato concentrate
  • 2 1/2 lbs (1, 2 kg) of fresh tomatoes, or canned, crushed, peeled tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • A bouquet garni: parsley stems, thyme and bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Water

Remarks:
You can add diced carrot and celery.
You can also use basil, tarragon, oregano…

Cooking instructions: Homemade Tomato Sauce

1. Chop the onion as shown here. Crush the degermed garlic clove cut in half with the flat of a knife.

2. Peel the tomatoes using this technique. Crush them and set aside in a large bowl.

3. Make a bouquet garni.

4. Sauté chopped onions until lightly browned over low heat.

5. Add the tomato paste and stir.

6. Cook over low heat, stirring every few moments.

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7. Add the tomatoes, bouquet garni and garlic. Add about 1/2 liter of water. Add sugar.

Note: Be careful with the classic seasoning, as the sauce will reduce. If the sauce is properly seasoned before reduction, it will be too much after reduction.

Bring sauce to a low boil and cook over low boil, covered, for 3 to 4 hours.
Stir regularly to prevent the tomato sauce from catching in the bottom.

Remarks: Here I use a lid which has small holes, allowing slow evaporation. For cooking over low heat, I use a heat diffuser (here are some examples of heat diffusers on Amazon).

8. When sauce is cooked, remove the bouquet garni.

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9. Once the tomato sauce is cooked, you have several solutions:

  • Leave it as it is, which can be done when using fresh tomatoes, and we add the diced carrot and celery. But with canned tomatoes, there is still a little skin and seeds so you can filter it before use.
  • Mix the sauce and pass it through a chinois strainer which produces a tomato coulis.
  • Use a potato crusher which provides a bit of a “rustic” texture.

Then you can book your homemade tomato sauce for later use: pizzas, pasta, bolognese sauces, ratatouilles… you can even freeze you tomato sauce!

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