French Tomato Sauce

Yield:
1 1/2 to 2 quarts
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces bacon, diced
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 1/2 pounds fresh tomatoes, skinned, seeded, and diced
  • 1 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 4 cups light stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

In a large sauce pot heat oil, and add the bacon and cook until slightly crispy. Add the carrots and onions, cover and slowly cook for 20 minutes. Add a dusting of flour to the vegetables and cook until the flour turns golden. Add the tomatoes, garlic, and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Add the sugar and season with salt and pepper. Carefully puree with a hand mixer and strain through a fine sieve.


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