Basic Tomato Sauce

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 60min
Makes: 5 cups (1.25 L)
1 tbsp
olive oil
15 mL
1
onion, finely diced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ cup
red wine, optional
125 mL
2 cans
whole tomatoes
796 mL each
½ tsp
salt
2 mL
¼ tsp
pepper
1 mL
¼ cup
finely chopped fresh basil
60 mL
Per serving (½ cup/125 mL):
calories
50
fat
1.5 g
saturated fat
0.2 g
carbs
360 g
sugar
5 g
protein
2 g
fibre
3 g
sodium
360 mg

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until it starts to soften, 3 to 4 min. Add garlic and cook 1 to 2 min., until golden. Add red wine, if using, and cook 1 to 2 min. until almost all the wine has cooked off. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to low. Simmer 40 min., until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally and breaking up tomatoes. Stir in basil just before serving.