Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Secret to Amazing Pasta Sauce

My family thinks I make amazing pasta sauce using fresh tomatoes from the garden (the secret is I get a little help from Mrs.Wages..... shhh don't tell!) The sauce is full of robust seasoning and has a punch of flavor in every bite.  My husband and kids love it and you will to -  it is super easy.  

You can freeze it, can it or serve it fresh.  

All you need is 18 medium tomatoes and a bag of  Mrs. Wages Pasta Sauce tomato mix.  

Step 1: Wash your tomatoes and scald a few minutes in boiling water.  Just long enough for the skins to crack. 

Step 2: Place the tomatoes in cold water. Once cooled, remove skins, cut out cores and squeeze out excess juices.

Step 3: Puree in blender until smooth

Step 4: Combine puree, Pasta Sauce Mix,1/4 c. sugar  and small can tomato paste (I add this to make the sauce thicker) in large pot and bring to a boil.  Stir occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

When your sauce is done you can serve it immediately, freeze it or can it in a hot water bath for 40 minutes (directions are on the bag).

I can my sauce using a hot water bath.

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The taste of FRESH tomato sauce is amazingly delightful  in the middle of winter.

The sauce is a bit thinner than store bought sauce, but it is full of fresh flavor - something you can't get from a jar.

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