Monday, September 29, 2008

Garden Tomatoes = Homemade Pizza Sauce

I have a bit of a like and hate relationship with the tomato. I am just not a big fan. Not sure what the problem is. Is it the slippery seeds? Is it the "jiggliness" when you cut one open? Is it the variety of textures in one single tomato? It could be all of these things.

But this home made pizza sauce is helping to change my opinion. Made with a variety of tomatoes from my neighbor's plants, it was easy as (pizza) pie to make. You just put it on the stove, stir from time to time and just go about your other stuff around the house.

It did take forever to reduce but it made enough to fill 5 small containers that should make about 2 thin crust pizzas per container.

I created the recipe below by combining several recipes for homemade pizza sauce from My version is below.

Homemade Pizza Sauce

3 Cloves Garlic, Pressed
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 Lbs of tomatoes, pureed
6 Oz. can Tomato Paste (the kind I got had Italian Spices)
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Dried Basil
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

In a large saucepan, saute garlic in oil until tender.

Add all other ingredients, stir to combine and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to simmer uncovered until desired thickness is reached.

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