Summertime Tomato Sauce

| 7/18/2016 1:13:00 PM

Tags: Canning, Farm to Table, Grow Your Own, Non GMO, Renea Winchester,

City Life, Country GardenSummer is hot upon us, blessing our kitchens with ripening fruit. This is the most versatile, and delicious sauce in my pantry. I use it for meatloaf, manicotti, chili, and — of course — spaghetti.


I hope you enjoy it as much as I.


Half bushel of ripened tomatoes (I use several varieties to enhance the rich flavor of the sauce)
1 large garlic clove (or 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic)
1 cup olive oil
1/ 4 cup salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 (8 ounce) cans of tomato paste (this makes the sauce very thick), for thinner sauce you can omit the paste.
2 large onions chopped fine
2 cups chopped green pepper
2 jalapeno peppers (for added flavor)
2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons basil
2 tablespoons oregano
2 bay leaves

The Process:

7/19/2016 7:22:50 AM

This looks & sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it. I've tried Renea's recipes before (from her blog & other writings) and they are always very, very good and easy to prepare. It's great to see her in GRIT! Thank you for sharing this versatile recipe!

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