Reproduced with permission from www.FiguringOutFood.com
This sauce began as a need to use a bunch of tomatoes before I lost them. I've already canned some salsa and we've been slicing and eating them as fast as we can, so I thought I would try my hand at some homemade sauce. Here's my recipe:
1 small bulb of garlic (5-7 cloves)
2 TBSP Olive Oil
8-10 medium - large fresh tomatoes
1/3 CUP chopped fresh basil
2 TBSP chopped fresh thyme
2 TBSP chopped fresh oregano
2 dry bay leaves
1 TSP garlic powder
1 TBSP raw sugar
1. Dice tomatoes (I left the skin on, but you could remove it if you prefer.)
2. Using a heavy sauce pan, heat the olive oil on low/medium. Add the garlic and sautee for a minute or so.
3. Add the tomatoes and stir to incorporate the olive oil/garlic mixture.
4. Add the fresh herbs, salt and pepper then mix well.
5. Simmer for 30 minutes.
6. Add the bay leaves and reduce heat to low. Simmer for another 15 minutes.
7. Remove the bay leaves and add the garlic powder and sugar.
8. Simmer for as long as you can. And, for the best flavor, let the sauce sit in the fridge overnight and reheat the next day.