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Basic Tomato Sauce

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From EatingWell:  September/October 1995, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

This simple but intensely flavored sauce can be used in many Italian recipes. Make a large batch and freeze in small containers for quick reheating.

About 5 cups | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large heavy pan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook for 30 to 60 seconds. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and oregano; mash with a potato masher. Bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes cook down to a thick mass, 45 to 55 minutes. Season with pepper.

Nutrition

Per cup : 109 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 7 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 71 mg Sodium; 48 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable