Ok, so were you able to sneak a few good-for-you foods into your family’s diets with those muffins/brownies? I’d love to hear what you thought of them if you tried them!
Today’s recipe is one of our favorites out of the Fixate cookbook. I’ve always loved making my own sauce – there’s something about the smell of all of those amazing ingredients cooking together on the stove all day. Not only does this recipe smell & taste amazing, you can use for so many more things than just pasta – it’s the base of a great tomato soup recipe, you can use it as a pizza sauce, etc. If you love it & want to try more recipes, you can grab a copy of it here.
Grandma’s Tomato Sauce
Serves 12 (container equivalents, if you’re doing 21 Day Fix: 3 green, .5 tsp)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste, no salt added
- 1/4 cup red wine (or sub vegetable broth)
- 2 cans (28 oz each) whole peeled tomatoes, crushed or pureed in a blender/food processor
- 2 Tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 (3 oz) Parmesan cheese rind (optional, but adds depth of flavor)
- 3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
- Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat
- Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent
- Add garlic and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes. Do not let tomato paste burn.
- Add wine/broth; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, agave, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
- Add cheese rind; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
- Add basil; mix well.
Enjoy! If you make it, let me know what you thought!
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