Homemade Tomato Sauce
How does a huge pot of tomato sauce that takes hours to make and that’ll leave you with enough to freeze for a few family dinners
Servings Prep Time
16-24 30minutes
Cook Time
4-8hours
Servings Prep Time
16-24 30minutes
Cook Time
4-8hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pot heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil over a medium high flame. Add the chopped meat and season with salt and pepper Brown the meat, drain the fat and set meat aside
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the same pot and add the chopped garlic Cook for a minute or two but don’t let the garlic burn Add the chopped onion and season with salt and pepper Saute the onions until translucent or 3-4 minutes Add the chopped carrots and celery Saute for another 3-4 minutes
  3. Add the browned chop meat to the pot Add the tomatoes to a food processor, chop until sauce-like then add to pot Add the tomato paste Add the Bay Leaf, Garlic Powder, Basil, Parsley, Salt & Pepper
  4. Simmer on low for 4-6 hours Taste midway and adjust seasonings if needed Serve with cooked pasta Store leftover sauce in freezer
Recipe Notes

For my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 high school aged kids) we can usually get 3-4 meals from this amount of tomato sauce. Freeze the leftovers in dinner sized portions.