Italian Tomato Sauce


7 lbs fresh ripe tomatoes
1 medium onion minced
1cup extra virgin olive oil
8 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tbs sugar
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
Use the ripest tomatoes that you can find.
  • Add olive oil, onion, garlic to a sauce pan and using very low heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Take care not to burn.
  • Strain the oil into a large sauce pan or stock pot. Discard onions and garlic.
  • Score the tomatoes with a X on the bottom.
  • Add tomatoes in batches to boiling water for 2 minutes.
  • Using a knife peel the skin off of each tomato.
  • Add the tomatoes to the olive oil along with the tomato paste, oregano,wine, bay leaves and sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes, taste then season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes then add the fresh basil. Mix well then serve over pasta.
  • Recipe may be halved.




20 min


25 min


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