Versatile Tomato Sauce.
2 cans (35 ounces each) plum tomatoes
1/4 c olive oil
1 c chopped onions
1/2 c finely chopped carrot
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 T tomato
1/2 c chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 T dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Drain the tomatoes, reserving 1 cup of the juice. Crush tomatoes with
back of a spoon, and set aside.
the oil in a saucepan over med-low heat. Add the onions, carrot, and
garlic. Cook, stirring, until the onions and garlic have wilted, about
Add the tomatoes, reserved juice, tomato paste, and
remaining ingredients. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
Remove the cover and simmer another 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Makes 6 cups