Saturday, 21 January 2017

Simple Tomato Sauce

I am not always a domestic goddess, like everyone I do keep tins and jars in the cupboards.  
But one thing I have stopped buying are jars of tomato sauce for pasta or bolognese. 

It is so easy to make a simple tomato sauce.

This made enough for tonight's Spaghetti Bolognese with some left over for another time.

In the summer months I will use fresh home grown herbs, but now this time of year they are all in the green house and not at there best, so I  use dried herbs, I did have my 9p Basil from the other day so I used some of that.

I used some of my 10p tomatoes so this worked out cheaper than usual to make.

Chop the onion and crush the garlic and fry on a low heat until starting to soften, add the tins of tomatoes, 3 tbsp of tomato puree, and the herbs and some seasoning, and simmer for around 10 mins.

You can use a blender if you want to make a smoother sauce, but I keep it chunky.

Just add to the browned mince and mushrooms to make a tasty bolognese.

Now how easy was that.

Do you make your own sauces or do you prefer a jar?