Remember my window-ripened-garden tomatoes? The last of them were ready to be used up, so I decided to make some pizza sauce from scratch. Pretty easy, and pretty delicious.
Homemade Pizza Sauce (original recipe from cooks.com)
- 1/3 c. olive oil
- 2 c. finely chopped onions
- 8 c. peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped tomatoes (put through blender, if desired)
- 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
- 2 tbsp. oregano, crumbled
- 2 tsp. basil, crumbled
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
- Heat oil in large stainless steel pan, 6 to 8 quarts.
- Add onions and cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes until transparent.
- Add garlic and cook another minute.
- Stir in tomatoes, paste, oregano, basil, bay leaf, salt, pepper and bring to a boil.
- Then simmer, uncovered for an hour or until thick. Stir occasionally.
- When finished the sauce should be thin and fairly smooth. Remove bay leaf. Taste and season. May be canned or frozen.
This made enough for 2 large pizzas, and about 3 cups leftover that I froze.
The Mr.: Didn’t even know it was homemade and didn’t care.
Both boys: Who doesn’t scarf down pizza
Me: Pretty good. It had a lot of seasoning, which I am not really used to, but I liked it.