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Basic Pizza Sauce

Courses: Pizzas, Sauces

Recipe Ingredients

1   Whole peeled tomatoes in juice - (28 oz)
1   White or sweet onion - minced (small)
1   Garlic clove - peeled, minced
3   Fresh basil leaves - (to 4)
1 teaspoon 5mlDried oregano
1   Salt
1   Freshly-ground black pepper
1   Sugar - (optional)
2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil - to saute

Recipe Instructions

Empty the contents of the tomato can in a mixing bowl and coarsely crush the tomatoes with a fork or your hands, leaving them just a little chunky.

In a heavy bottom 2-quart saucepot, add the olive oil, over a medium-high flame and heat a little. Add the onions and saute until slightly translucent. Add the garlic and saute about a minute until golden. Quickly add the crushed tomatoes to the mix. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add the fresh basil and oregano. You can add a touch of sugar if desired or if tomatoes are tart. Simmer on a low flame, stirring often for at least 15 minutes. If not using right away, cool down and store in airtight container in the refrigerator, up to 1 week.

This recipe yields about 3 cups, or enough for 2 large pies.

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