Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pasta Sauce

I've been making my own pasta sauce for a number of years. And while I use any number of recipes, this one is a favorite. It's quick, it's easy, and the taste is amazing.

Ready for the ingredients?

2 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes
2 medium onions, chopped
2.5 ounces butter
Salt & pepper to taste
Crushed chili flakes (optional)

That's it! Bet you have most, if not all, of these things in your pantry and fridge.

Melt the butter over medium heat, then add the chopped onions and chili flakes  (if using).

Saute the onions and till soft and translucent.

While the onions enjoy their butter bath, place the diced tomatoes into a food processor and give it a couple of pulses. I do this because we like a bit more of a finer texture to the sauce. But if you like your sauce on the chunky side, then this step can be skipped.

When the onions are ready, pour the tomatoes into the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste, then let everything simmer away until the sauce thickens. (Remember to give it a stir every now and again.)

That's all there is to it. But wait until you taste it. I served some up with homemade pasta and some Parm. 

The butter element brings a richness that you won't believe and the real taste of the tomatoes comes shining through.

Just a few ingredients and you can create magic. You may not want to buy jarred or canned sauce ever again.

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