Weekend Tomato Sauce

5 Oct

I used to think that I wasn’t capable and it wasn’t worth my time to make homemade Tomato Sauce, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.  There is something extremely gratifying in making your own sauce, and I’ve come up with a recipe that is pretty simple, perfect for first time Tomato Sauce makers.  Using canned crushed tomatoes and a jar of ready-to-use peeled and minced garlic, makes this recipe a snap to make.  Due to the 5 hour simmer time, I decided to call this Weekend Tomato Sauce, because you can make it on a weekend when you have some free time.

In our household we don’t eat a ton of Tomato Sauce, but I always like to keep some on hand, it is great for night when you don’t have a lot of time to cook, just boil up some pasta add the sauce and your done.  Another thing that I really love about this Weekend Tomato Sauce is that it makes so much (25 cups!), which gives me a chance to use my canning skills.  I love being able to can a bunch of sauce and know that we won’t need anymore for a long time.

Weekend Tomato Sauce goes great with pasta, meatballs, or use it with your favorite homemade pizza recipe.  To get every bit of goodness from cans of tomato and tomato paste, rinse them with water and add that liquid to your sauce.

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9 Responses to “Weekend Tomato Sauce”

  1. Amy 09. Oct, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    I purposely grew tons of tomatoes this year so I could learn to can tomato sauce. I’m so glad I did. It is a lot of work but so worth it! Your’s look nice and thick.

  2. Pauline Loranger 31. Oct, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    When you can the sauce,do you add the meat also in the jars?

    • Brooke Crigger 01. Nov, 2010 at 10:52 am #

      You can if you want to. I did not, but that is b/c my husband doesn’t like meat in his sauce. If you do can the sauce with the meat in it, I would make sure you cut it into small pieces. This would make it easier to use later on pasta or pizza.

  3. Jeanna Burruss 01. Jan, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Thank you! This seems like a very delightful simple recipe.

    • candy quinn 09. Aug, 2011 at 9:19 am #

      best sauce ever gonna can a bunch for the family!! thanks so much!!

      • Brooke Crigger 09. Aug, 2011 at 11:36 am #

        Thanks so much! I was so happy when I found this recipe, never thought I would make my own sauce but I love cooking this up.

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