Simple Tomato Sauce

Here is another tomato sauce recipe, similar to one my dad at home when we were kids growing up. It’s a worthwhile staple to have on hand for a quick sauce with any protein.

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cans diced or whole tomatoes
  • 1 tsp each dried oregano and basil
  • Salt and pepper, and a pinch of hot pepper flakes

1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.

2. Saute onion, garlic, celery, and carrots for 5 to 10 minutes until softened.

3. Add canned tomatoes. Bring sauce to a simmer and continue cooking, without boiling, for 50 to 60 minutes.

3. Add meatballs, other vegetables, or fish.

So what do you think?