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Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce – a Must-Have Recipe for Every Chef!

A good tomato sauce recipe is worth gold and can be used in a versatile way: As topping for pasta, a base for chili con carne or a side sauce for fish or Koshari.

Looking back, tomato sauce was one of the first recipes I ever learned how to cook and I created my own version over the years. You can never go wrong with this recipe: It is flavorful, tasty and nutrient dense.

 

Let’s Get Cooking!

Start off by finely chopping some onions and a clove of garlic. Heat up some olive oil on medium heat and fry the onions for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and fry some more.

In the meantime, cut about 5 medium size tomatoes into small pieces and add to the frying pan once the onions and the garlic have become transparent.

Turn up the heat to high and add the spices and salt to the tomato and onion mix. Turn down to low or medium heat once the tomatoes start cooking and cover with a lit. Let it simmer.

After about 15 minutes, add the tomato paste and cook for another 10 minutes.

Finally, add the sugar and check if the seasoning is to your liking. Adjust if needed. Use sauce immediately or let cool down and fill  into a glass jar. It keeps fresh in the refrigerator for to up to a week. You can also freeze it for a couple of months.

Enjoy!

 

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Basic Tomato Sauce
A simple go-to recipe for a basic tomato sauce that is a must-have for every chef and can be used for a variety of dishes such as pasta, fish or Koshari.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start off by finely chopping the onions and a clove of garlic. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat and fry the onions for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for about 2 more minutes.
  2. In the meantime, cut 5 medium size tomatoes into small pieces and add to the frying pan once the onions and the garlic have become see-through. 
  3. Turn up the heat to high and add the spices and salt to the tomato and onion mix. Turn down to low or medium heat once the tomatoes start cooking and cover with a lit. Let it simmer.
  4. After about 15 minutes, add the tomato paste and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Finally, add the sugar and check if the seasoning is to your liking. Adjust if needed. Use sauce immediately or let cool down and fill  into a glass jar. It keeps fresh in the refrigerator for to up to a week. You can also freeze it for a couple of months. 

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