Summertime Tomato Sauce


City Life, Country GardenSummer is hot upon us, blessing our kitchens with ripening fruit. This is the most versatile, and delicious sauce in my pantry. I use it for meatloaf, manicotti, chili, and — of course — spaghetti.


I hope you enjoy it as much as I.


Half bushel of ripened tomatoes (I use several varieties to enhance the rich flavor of the sauce)
1 large garlic clove (or 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic)
1 cup olive oil
1/ 4 cup salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 (8 ounce) cans of tomato paste (this makes the sauce very thick), for thinner sauce you can omit the paste.
2 large onions chopped fine
2 cups chopped green pepper
2 jalapeno peppers (for added flavor)
2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons basil
2 tablespoons oregano
2 bay leaves

The Process:

7/19/2016 7:22:50 AM

This looks & sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it. I've tried Renea's recipes before (from her blog & other writings) and they are always very, very good and easy to prepare. It's great to see her in GRIT! Thank you for sharing this versatile recipe!

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