Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce
This is a sauce I make in large quantities then I freeze it in individual batches for future meals. It's great over gnocchi, or any kind of pasta. You can add ground cooked meat or meatballs plus more spices to create a simple yet delicious spaghetti sauce.

Here's what you need:

12 tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Fresh basil leaves (2)
2 tsp brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Here's all you do - wash 12 tomatoes and cut in half. Place them on a baking tray and brush with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then sprinkle a bit of sea salt over them.

Bake in a 350' oven for about 15 minutes until the skins start to wrinkle.

Let cool slightly and peel the skins off. They fall off easily.

Put the tomatoes in a saucepan and rough mash them with a potato masher. Add 2 fresh sweet basil leaves, some salt and pepper plus about 2 tsp of brown sugar and 2 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I like to add sliced garlic (2 cloves) but you can mash it if you prefer

Bring to a boil then simmer until the sauce has reduced to the consistency you like. I take the basil leaves out before freezing this sauce.

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