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Everyday Tomato Sauce
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Everyday Tomato Sauce

Everyday Tomato Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • One 28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes - hey, if you like it hot - make it hot
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste - and don’t be shy about the salt for sure


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat and add onion - cook about 5 minutes
  2. Add garlic and cook another minute or so - just until fragrant
  3. Add tomatoes, squishing each one with your hand to break it up as you add it - if using your hand is an issue break them up with a spoon but hey this is cooking so deal with it junior
  4. Next put in tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, red pepper, sugar and oregano
  5. Stir really well, combining everything
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste
  7. Bring sauce to a boil, then turn down heat and let simmer about 30 minutes
  8. Serve on everything - pasta (of course) eggs, polenta, pizza, grilled bread, chicken...did I say everything?