HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE
Delicious Homemade Tomato Sauce, made with fresh tomatoes. onions, garlic, Greek Extra Virgin Olive oil, and seasonings.
*2 Kg of fresh tomatoes, peeled and seeded
*1 tsp sugar
*1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil
*1 onion, diced
*3 cloves of fresh garlic, finely minced
*1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
*1 tsp Greek oregano
*1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
*1 1/2 tsp sea salt
Working in batches, pulse the tomatoes in the food processor. Pulse a few times for chunkier sauce, or process until smooth for a pureed sauce. Alternatively, chop the tomatoes by hand.
Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until onion are translucent and tender.
Add tomatoes, sugar, oregano, parsley and sea salt. Simmer on low heat for 25 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for 5 minutes more.
When ready add in the basil leaves.
Transfer the hot sauce into sterilized canning jars . Top with new, sterilized lids, and screw on the rings until finger tight.
if any lids do not seal completely (the lids will invert and form a vacuum seal), refrigerate that sauce and use it within a week or freeze it for up to 3 months.
Canned tomato sauce can be stored in the pantry for at least a year.