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Basil Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Red pepper 1 , cored, seeded and chopped
  Canned tomatoes/1 1/2 pound fresh tomatoes 2 Pound, skinned, halved and seeded
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic cloves 1 Large, chopped
  Fresh basil leaves/1 teaspoon dried basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Small Handful Of)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the celery and red pepper.
Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, then add the tomatoes, sugar, garlic, seasoning and basil, if you are using dried basil.
Let the sauce simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly, then pour into a blender or food processor.
Add the fresh basil, if using, and blend until smooth.
This sauce freezes beautifully, and keeps very well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Healthy

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