How to make homemade tomato sauce

The homemade tomato sauce is one of the easiest homemade recipes to prepare. In addition, it is the basis for making lots of pasta sauces and you can use it for other foods such as huevos rancheros, parmesan chicken milanesas, pizzas, meatballs in sauce, etc.

It's a good idea to always have several servings of homemade tomato sauce stored in the fridge so you can warm it up instantly and add it to almost anything, even a white rice.

Salsa recipe of homemade tomato that I am going to give you next is the most basic and simple version. It requires very few ingredients and you can always add others of your preference during its preparation or when using it.

  • This recipe is perfect to use as tomato sauce for pizza. In this case you simply add a touch of oregano to the preparation and that's it.
  • It's also an excellent tomato sauce for pasta ​​strong>, ideal for preparing spaghetti for example , and accompany with fresh parmesan cheese.

Canned tomatoes or fresh tomatoes

In this recipe I use canned tomatoes for convenience, but you can use them fresh. For this, what you should do is take 6 or 7 large juicy tomatoes, make a small incision in the shape of a cross at the base of the same and put them in boiling water no more than 2 minutes. The idea of ​​this is that the skin loosen and it becomes easy to peel them.

It is important that you do not overdo the time because you can start to cook the tomatoes and it is not the idea.

Once you have them peeled, simply continue with this recipe replacing natural tomatoes with canned ones.

And the onion?

Some people put it on, others do not. In this recipe I do not include it, because I do not usually use it, but if it's your taste, add it.

How to make homemade tomato sauce

Ingredients ( reaches for more than 4 servings):

  • 1 can of peeled tomatoes (or about 6 fresh tomatoes, large, skinless)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Olive oil

The preparation is very simple.

Grind the contents of the tomato can in a blender. (You also have the option of not grinding but crushing them with a fork so that they are left with bits, this decision depends on you and why you are going to use the sauce).

homemade tomato sauce blender

Spades the garlic cloves well little ones. If you want you can crush them.

garlic cloves

The sautées in the cook until browned slightly, do not let them burn.

garlic sauce

Add the liquefied tomatoes to the pot where the garlic is. Stir, add salt, a pinch of sugar and pepper if you fancy.

salsa of tomato homemade cooking

Let boil and lower the heat. Cover and let cook for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Check the salt and add it if necessary.

You already have your homemade tomato sauce.Be patient.

  • Well refrigerated in a refrigerator this homemade tomato sauce can last up to 1 week. If you freeze it, months.
  • Once you know how to make this basic version you can play with other ingredients. Paprika, chili and onion with the garlic sauce at the beginning, for example.
  • When you have it ready, it is very easy to create delicious pasta sauces. Try frying some pieces of chorizo ​​and add a portion of the tomato sauce. Try eggplant, sautéed zucchini, corn, bay leaves, oregano, bacon, prawns. The limits are set by your imagination.
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    How to make homemade tomato sauce

    Homemade tomato sauce. This is a base sauce to prepare other dishes or to use it for pasta.Stir, add salt, and a pinch of sugar.
  • Let boil and lower the fire. Cover and let cook for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Check the salt point and add more if necessary.
  • Remove from heat and Refrigerate it in a plastic container.
  • Did you like this homemade tomato sauce? Try some of these other sauces:

    • Salsa Alfredo: a classic of Italian cuisine. Very easy to make.
    • Easy béchamel sauce: Simple and delicious, it has multiple uses in the kitchen
    • Fried tomato: if you still need a simpler tomato sauce that you do not even have garlic, this is your option.

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