Freshly "Canned" Tomato Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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3 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

Salt and pepper

One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, crushed (or 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, chopped)

Pinch sugar

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves


  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, pour in the olive oil. Add the onions and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Give it a stir and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, sugar, and basil. Reduce the heat a bit and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.