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Tomato Sauce

Yield 4 half pints


  • 5 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried whole oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Press mixture through a food mill. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 25 minutes or until thickened.

  2. Pour into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Cover with metal lids; screw bands tight. Process in boiling water bath 35 minutes.

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