Tomato sauce bought in the grocery store is filled with sugar and preservatives. Chunky freezer spaghetti sauce is all natural and is flavorful. Use this sauce in spaghetti, lasagne or your favourite Italian recipe.
13 cups tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 Spanish onion (chunked)
2 tbsp garlic (diced)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp snipped fresh thyme
2 tbsp snipped basil
Remove stem ends from tomatoes and cut a cross in the base of each tomato. Place in boiling water for 30 seconds or until skin starts to loosen. Drain and remove skins.
Place the meat of the tomatoes in a large pot. Add salt, pepper, thyme and basil.
In another pan heat onion and garlic in olive oil. Cook until tender (about 4 minutes).
Put onion and garlic in the pot with the tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Cool and transfer to freezer safe containers leaving at least a 1/2 inch space. Let cool. Seal, label and date. Freeze for up to 1/2 a year.
Try Vegetarian Chili with Mushrooms using this sauce.