Friday, August 28, 2009

Frugal Recipe: Homemade Marinara Sauce!

Here's an idea for all those homegrown tomatoes: homemade marinara sauce! This recipe is a variation of one from our friend Jimi, who is Italian and calls it "gravy!" Love it! Thanks Jimi! :)

Basic ingredients for one jar (feel free to multiply!)

4 or 5 - Large Tomatoes
1 - Small can of tomato paste
2 - tsp sugar
1 - tsp chopped garlic
2 - Tsp Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

1 - tsp of Italian Seasoning
1 - tsp of Basil
1 - tsp of Oregano
1 - tsp of Onion Powder
1 - tsp of Garlic Powder

Chop tomatoes and puree in a blender or food processor. Strain out the seeds and pour into sauce pan. Add tomato paste, and ingredients and simmer until sauce has thickened and ingredients have melded (10-15 minutes). If storing, cool before bottling.

Do you make your own marinara sauce? What do you put in it? LMK!

1 gave me some sugar:

Laurie said...

I also use a bit of olive oil, onion, some red wine -usually cabernet, a little bit of water, crushed red pepper, and 2 bay leaves (which come out after it's done cooking).