Homemade Tomato Sauce from Tomato Puree
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We use our home-canned tomato puree to make tomato sauce for spaghetti, for pizza, for lasagna, and more. We never buy spaghetti sauce from the store.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 quart Tomato Puree
  • 2-3 Tbsp Flour
  • ½ Tbsp Parsley
  • ½ Tbsp Oregano
  • ½ Tbsp Basil
  • ½ Tbsp Salt
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • ½ lb ground beef (optional)
  1. If you want meat in your sauce, then you can start by browning the ground beef along with a medium onion and a some garlic, if you like. If you want to use onions and no meat that’s fine, too. Just use a tablespoon or two of butter (or oil) to sautee your onions and garlic until the onions are clear.
  2. Pour your quart of tomato puree into your sauacepan. Add your flour and spices before turning on the heat. Be sure all the flour is mixed in without any lumps before you heat the sauce.
  3. Bring the sauce to a light boil and simmer for a couple minutes.
  4. Sauce will thicken more as it cools.
  5. NOTE: The amount of flour needed will vary slightly depending on the jar of tomatoes. Three tablespoons is generally enough, but if you want to thicken the sauce more after it has already been heated it, ladle out a half cup or so of sauce. Cool it down and add more flour. Once it is mixed in, incorporate it into the sauce.
Recipe by Six Figures Under at https://www.sixfiguresunder.com/homemade-tomato-sauce/