So last month I went a little bit – okay a LOT – over the grocery budget. There was a couple of dinner parties and a few more regular ones. I had to atone this month and that meant cooking with what we had. We have a lot of pasta in the freezer and the pantry. But with a jar of pasta sauce running over $4, I had to make my own. No problem. I have been making this sauce since I was in high school. It is quick. It is delicious. It is cheap.
Super Easy Tomato Sauce
1 large onion, diced
1 head of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 796-mL cans of crushed tomatoes
2 150-mL cans of tomato paste
3/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup of fresh oregano (or 1-2 tablespoons dry)
1/2 cup fresh basil (1 tablespoon dry)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon black pepper
Heat up the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft, around 7 minutes.
Add the remainder of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes.
Note: This makes a LOT of sauce. Scoop it into freezer bags and pull them out the day you want to use it.