Tomato and Basil Pasta or Pizza Sauce

    1 hour 30 minutes

    A good basic sauce base where you can adjust the amount of salt and sugar to your own personal taste.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 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

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. 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.
    2. 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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    Lovely sauce and adapted to my families needs. Thank you  -  15 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)