BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Quick Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:30
  • Estimated Cost $5.50
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As I mentioned yesterday, I got a sweet deal at the Mission Community Market (at Tomatero Farm) on heirloom tomatoes. They were just $5 for 5 lbs of slightly soft organic heirlooms—perfect for cooking with.

Hint: this easy, versatile sauce looks very pretty in mason jars, making it a great, inexpensive gift.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Pantry
  • 1 onion, diced $0.50
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped Pantry
  • 3 lbs fresh tomatoes, cored and chopped $3
  • 1 large handful fresh basil leaves, chopped $1 for a bunch
  • 1 large handful fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped $1 for a bunch

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, basil and parsley. Stir and cover. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until tomatoes have broken down.
  3. Puree, leaving the sauce slightly chunky, using a food processor, blender and return to pot. Or, use an immersion blender and puree directly in the pot.
  4. Turn heat up to medium-high and cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce reduces to about 1/2 of it's original content.
  5. Remove from heat and toss with pasta, spread on pizza or serve with fresh bread for dipping.

Makes about 5 1/2 cups sauce

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