A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you wont’ notice it when someone else does – Anton Chekhov
Homemade Garden Fresh Pizza Sauce is simmered slowly to bring out the rich flavor of the fresh garden herbs, tomatoes, and vegetables. I created this sauce for my Famous Tomato and Basil Pizza Pie using Parmesan and Basil Pizza Dough. It works well for calzones, and as a fresh and as a delicious garden tomato pasta sauce. Best of all this recipe can be doubled or tripled and put in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal and still retains its garden fresh flavor. Which makes this Homemade Garden Fresh Pizza Sauce a surefire winner.
Garden Fresh Pizza Sauce
- 10 large Italian Tomatoes
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
- 2 hot peppers ( I use whatever I have available)
- 2 lg cloves garlic chopped
- 1 tbsp chopped Fresh Basil
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh Rosemary
- 1 tsps sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup red wine
- Pinch of brown sugar
- Bring a large pan of water to boil and place tomatoes in hot water for 30 seconds.
- Remove tomatoes and place in bowl of cold water for a minute or two until cool to the touch.
- Slip skins from tomatoes, chop and place in bowl.
- Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in medium pan on medium high heat.
- Add onions and peppers, cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic, basil, rosemary, sea salt, ground black pepper and brown sugar, continue cooking for 1 minute.
- Drain liquid from tomatoes and stir into cooked vegetable mixture.
- Add 1/2 cup red wine.
- Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 3 hours.
- Remove from heat.
- Cool completely.
- Place in blender or use stick blender and blend until smooth.
- The amount of time it takes for the sauce to thicken depends on the juiciness of the tomatoes. The recipe calls for Italian tomatoes because they tend to be more meaty. Any kind of tomato can be used but be aware that the sauce will take longer to thicken up. I have doubled this recipe with great results. The sauce freezes well and tastes just as delicious when thawed. A great way to preserve that wonderful fresh garden taste to enjoy all through the year.
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