Homemade Tomato Sauce

Every one loves tomato sauce, or that may just be the human beings I surround myself with. Whether its on a boerie roll in spaghetti bolognese or as a condiment to pretty much anything.

One problem I find is that the good old T-Sauce you buy at the store has way too many additives and sugar. This is why I sometimes like to make my own and I can flavour it as I please and control what goes into it. I love the way it tastes and I hope you will too, recipe below.IMG_20160620_170146

Ingredients

10 Ripe tomatoes, halved
2 Red onions, quarted or sliced roughly
3 Shallots or baby onions
4 Garlic cloves crushed or whole
Handful of basil leaves
2 Table spoons Olive oil
1/4 Cup Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe
1. Place all chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic and half the amount of basil into a roasting dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then pour the olive oil over.
2. Roast in oven at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes
3. Place all ingredients in roasting tray into a blender and blend until smooth. You can blend some of the ingredients and leave the rest for a chunkier sauce.
4. Place blended ingredients into a sauce pan and stir on a low heat, add the balsamic vinegar and remaining basil leaves. At this point you can add more salt and pepper as to your preference. As well as any chilli or other herbs you like.
5. Take off the stove and place in a container or a jar which I prefer.

1466434999120My top 5 favourite dishes to use with this sauce:

1. As a sauce on any burger
2. Add to butter chicken recipe instead of tinned tomatoes
3. Add to bolognese sauce instead of tinned tomatoes
4. As a sauce to accompany my dry chicken and rice when I meal prep (makes the world a better Iplace)
5. As a salsa sauce when I make the chunkier version for tacos or wraps

You can also add 250ml of sour cream to the recipe and it makes the most delicous tomato soup for these chilly winter nights.

I hope this recipe works for you and there will be more to come. Enjoy!

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