Tomatoes picked fresh off the vine would be perfect to make an easy and quick tomato sauce; however, most of us don’t have the luxury of running out to the garden when it’s time to make dinner. So, when I want that “fresh from the garden” taste, I turn to delicious canned tomatoes, my fave being the San Marzano variety.Â This sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite pasta dishes or pizza.
Prep Time: 5 minutesÂ Â Â Cook Time: 20 minutesÂ Â Â Ready In: 20 minutesÂ Â Â Yields: 3 cups
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Ground black pepper
1. Heat the butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Add onion, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
2. Stir in tomatoes and sugar; increase heat to high and bring to simmer. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened slightly, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil and oil; season with salt and pepper. Serve.