Home-Style Tomato Sauce
(makes 2 quarts)
|1||28-ounce (840 g) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes|
|3||6-ounce (180 g) cans tomato paste|
|3/4||pound )360 g) plum tomatoes, chopped|
|1 1/2||cups (360 ml) water|
|3/4||cup (180 ml) dry red wine or 98% fat-free, no-salt-added canned beef broth|
|1/2||cup (80 g) chopped onion|
|2||large cloves garlic, minced|
|1/2||tablespoon (7.5 ml) crushed dried oregano|
|2||large bay leaves|
|1/2||teaspoon (2.5 ml) freshly ground pepper|
- To make the sauce: In a large heavy pot, combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to a slow simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
- Discard bay leaves. Divide sauce in half. Use each half as directed in recipes below or transfer into 2-cup plastic freezer containers. Label and freeze until firm.
|Per 1/2 cup serving:||42 calories (0 calories from fat), 2 g protein, 0 total fat (0 saturated fat), 8 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 117 mg sodium|
|Diabetic exchanges:||1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 vegetable)|