This basic recipe is easy and makes a big difference in flavor when the tomatoes are used in the Basic Tomato Sauce recipe, in chili or lasagna.
The first time I tried this recipe was when a friend had an abundance of homegrown tomatoes and I thought, why not make tomato sauce?
4 large tomatoes – chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh basil
Fresh rosemary, about 1 tablespoon
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T. olive oil
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and basil. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.