This is a classic tomato sauce recipe. Make it for dinner and can the leftovers for later! Original recipe makes 3 cups
10 ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 cup Burgundy wine 1 bay leaf 2 stalks celery 2 tablespoons tomato paste
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Have ready a large bowl of iced water. Plunge whole tomatoes in boiling water until skin starts to peel, 1 minute. Remove with slotted spoon and place in ice bath. Let rest until cool enough to handle, then remove peel and squeeze out seeds. Chop 8 tomatoes and puree in blender or food processor. Chop remaining two tomatoes and set aside.
In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper, carrot and garlic in oil and butter until onion starts to soften, 5 minutes. Pour in pureed tomatoes. Stir in chopped tomato, basil, Italian seasoning and wine. Place bay leaf and whole celery stalks in pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 hours. Stir in tomato paste and simmer an additional 2 hours. Discard bay leaf and celery and serve.
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