Wednesday, January 16, 2008

20 MINUTE WEEKNIGHT SAUCE



This is the best sauce I've ever had. It comes from my husband's cousin's, Tony and Maria, both Philadelphia Italians.

I used to make sauce from scratch, then went to prepared sauces. Since Tony and Maria shared this recipe with me it's the only one I use now.

It is a quick and easy basic sauce (or gravy) recipe that is delicious on it's own or can be adapted into lots of other dishes.

I make this sauce probably once a month, freeze what I don't use right away so I always have some on hand .

TONY AND MARIA'S 20 MINUTE SAUCE

1 28 ounce can tomato sauce

1 28 ounce can tomato puree

2 cups water

1 small can tomato paste

1 tablespoon italian seasoning

1 tablespoon dried basil

2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic

To a large non reactive saucepan, combine all ingriedients. Simmer 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

That's it! Not only is it easy but it's healthy too.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Sounds great Birdie!
I'd like to make a big batch of it to freeze, so I can stop buying the store bought stuff!

Re-re said...

I could never in my life buy the store bought sauce. This is the best way to do it, a nice Sunday start early and when the sauce simmers for a while, it smell like u are in heaven. Love the Cousin

Teresa said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Just made this tonight and I can't believe a sauce made so quicky can be so tasty! This is going to be my go-to sauce from now on. Thanks for the recipe. :-)