Fresh Tomato Sauce

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: January 11, 2013
Yield: 2 quarts
Time needed: 30 minutes

One of my favorite meals as a child was macaroni with tomatoes.  That is how I used this sauce today. But it will come in handy at the height of tomato season, especially as it freezes well.

July's Tomato Haul

July’s Tomato Haul (Photo credit: statelyenglishmanor)

Fresh Tomato Sauce
1 medium onion
1 lb. fresh tomatoes (beefsteak if possible)
2 Tbsp. butter
1½ cups vegetable stock
1 crushed garlic clove
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 small handful chopped, fresh basil
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Chop onion. Skin and chop tomatoes
Melt butter in a large pot or pan and cook onion gently until transparent.
Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes.  Do NOT cover the pan.
Adjust seasoning if necessary.