Tomato and Basil Pasta or Pizza Sauce
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A good basic sauce base where you can adjust the amount of salt and sugar to your own personal taste.
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
3 (400g) tins of chopped tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried chilli
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons caster sugar
bunch of basil leaves, torn into small pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
- Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic until softened. Stir in the tomatoes, chilli, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper. This can be left chunky or blended in a food processor for a smooth sauce. Serve spooned over cooked pasta with plenty of Parmesan cheese.
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