As promised, here is our family’s favorite way to use those canned tomatoes, Authentic Italian Pasta Sauce!
Authentic Italian Pasta Sauce
4 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, very finely chopped
1 bottle (or lg. can) diced tomatoes
1 lg. can tomato sauce
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Tbsp. basil
1 1/2 tbsp. dried oregano, or 3 Tbsp. fresh
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion, and cook over moderate heat until it is translucent (5-8 minutes).
2. Stir in the garlic and the tomatoes with their juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add the herbs. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Options to add to basic sauce: sliced fresh mushrooms, ground beef, meatballs, olives, scallops, shrimp.
I’d love to hear how you use your tomato harvest. Please post your favorite pasta sauce or other tomato recipes here.