Easy tomato sauce

I usually make tomato sauce that takes a long time. It involves grating carrots and zucchini and finely chopping an onion and chopping herbs, etc. Then I cook it for a couple of hours. It’s pretty good, but not always what I’m looking for.

So when this easy tomato sauce recipe showed up in my google reader I decided to try it out. I was a bit skeptical because it just seemed too easy. My aunt can make it because it only has three ingredients.

Here’s the link to the blog where I first read about it.

Easy Tomato Sauce

1 28 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes
5 tablespoons of butter
1 onion, peeled and cut in half.

Put all of the ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. As you stir press into the tomatoes to help break them up. Pull out the onion halves and discard. I used my immersion blender to get it nice and smooth at this point, though you could leave it chunky, or you could use a strainer spoon or something to get the chunks of tomato out. I added a bit of salt, but it didn’t need much.

The result? It was fantastic. The tomatoes I bought had basil in them, which I didn’t realize until I got home, but I think it would have been just as good without them.

Now I want to beat my head into the wall for every carrot I ever grated.

Definitely try this out. It’s even cheaper than some canned sauces, considering I think the can of tomatoes was under $2, one medium onion costs maybe 75 cents, and just over half a stick of butter costs maybe 50 cents. So… that’s not very much money or effort for some really good sauce.



  1. Lynds said

    I’m going to make this!

  2. steven rash said

    i’m on board. i’ll let you know how it turns out. i always feel that the more complicated a recipe and the longer it takes to cook (for sauce) than its always going to be better.

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