Sauce With Garden Tomatoes

 In spite of the very wet Summer, my tomatoes did well.  So well in fact, that there is an abundance of them.  Time to make them into a quick sauce - and I do mean quick.  How does 'less than 30 minutes' sound?
This is what I started with - garden fresh Roma tomatoes complete with dirt.  
Ignore the photo-bombing zucchini. They did well this year too, but that's a post for another day!
In addition to your tomatoes, gather these ingredients:
Oregano, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, tomato paste, salt & pepper.
You will also need some garlic:
Wash and cut your tomatoes. This is a 10 cup bowl:
Mince the garlic and saute it in some olive oil. 
Add the tomatoes and tomato paste.

Add:
2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1-2 tsp. Oregano
1-2 tsp. Basil
Salt & pepper to taste.

I also add some sugar - again, to your taste.  
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  
Your sauce is done!  In case you're wondering, yes, I do leave the skins on the tomatoes.  Once they are cooked down into sauce, you don't even notice them.

I've made about 4 batches so far.  They are 2 & 1/2 cups each and fit in a quart size bag for freezing. You could also make spaghetti like I did last night:
I hope this helps you deal with the over-abundance of tomatoes in your garden.  I just know this is going to taste SO delicious in January when the snow is flying!


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Comments

  1. Looks delish - i have never added Balsamic, so I might try that next time! Do you use an immersion blender? I have made a few large batches lately and its all in the freezer for snowy nights this winter!!

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    1. Thanks, Patti. The balsamic vinegar gives it a lovely flavor and I don't use my immersion blender. The tomatoes cook down all on their own.

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  2. This looks so good! I wish we had fresh tomatoes to cook with around here.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. You need to find a farmers' market!

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  3. This sounds delicious! My Roma tomatoes didn’t bear well this year but I have tons of grape and cherry tomatoes and have made some sauce with them. I’m going to make a batch with your recipe next. Thanks for sharing! Zenda

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    1. I'm sure it will be just as delicious with grape and cherry tomatoes, Zenda. Enjoy!

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  4. I'm not a tomato eater, but I do love tomato sauce. Yours looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa. I hope you'll give it a try!

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  5. Looks delicious! I was going to ask if we need to remove the seeds.
    I don't usually but I feel guilty :) xo Lisa S

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. The seeds and skins were left in and honestly, we couldn't even tell they were there!

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  6. Ann,
    This looks so good!! I tried to post a comment but there was no place to do so on your party post...
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party each and every week!! I so appreciate all the time and effort that does into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I had some trouble with the link html this week and, for some reason, there is no commenting. Gotta love technology!

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  7. Hello, this is one of my personal favorites for last week’s Encouraging Hearts and Home. I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has also been pinned to the Encouraging Hearts and Home board! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

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