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Thaw tomatoes, puree in blender. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until crisp tender. Using a large dutch oven saucepot, add tomatoes, seasonings and sauteed garlic and onions. Heat on medium to boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for at least 2-3 hours, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
At this point, if thicker consistency is desired, remove lid and up heat to medium , stirring until more liquid is absorbed. The longer this simmers the better it is.
When done you can either jar into quarts and process according to jar manufacturer directions, or let cool completely and ladle into quart freezer bags and freeze.
Add hamburger or other meats to sauce before serving. Great on any pasta dish!
By Cheryl from Trinity, NC
Peel the onions. Slice into quarters, then slice each quarter about 1/2 inch thick. Slice the carrots into 1/3 inch coins. Add butter and olive oil to a large skillet and melt. Add the veggies on medium heat until they start cooking, then reduce to medium-low. Stir frequently; you want them to cook down until they are soft, without browning. When they are getting pretty soft, add the chicken broth, preferably home made (Better Than Bouillon, in a jar, makes a really good substitute for broth, much better and less salty than cubes).
Add the tarragon, thyme, and pepper (or your favorite seasonings). Put the lid on, and simmer gently until the onions are very soft, stirring occasionally. When the pasta is done, stir in the cheese. Sprinkle the parsley over top. Serve over noodles with crusty bread or as a side dish.
By Free2B from North Royalton, OH
Never buy prepared pasta sauce! They are expensive, very loaded with unhealthy items, and very bland. You always have to add extras to make it taste like "your own". So why pay $3-5 for a jar of tomato product?
This page contains tips and recipes for making spaghetti sauce from fresh tomatoes.
Try this simple to prepare vegan pasta sauce which uses a plant based meat substitute. For a non vegan version ground meat can be used, but will need to be cooked first. The recipe follows.
Pasta sauces come in all flavors and ingredient combinations. If you are looking for one containing meat give one of these a try.
Alfredo sauce is a favorite non tomato based sauce for pasta. It's rich creamy texture and flavor make it a excellent Italian style sauce when served alone or with additions such as chicken, seafood, or vegetables.