Homemade tomato sauce

Homemade tomato sauce

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Makes 400ml
A handy standby which goes with just about everything, and keeps for 3 months in the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal28
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.02g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped or grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 800g tomatoes, briefly whizzed in a food processor or finely chopped
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 100ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • coriander seeds

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep pan, then fry the onions, ginger, garlic and chilli for 10-15 mins until soft. Add the remaining ingredients and some seasoning, then boil for 30 mins, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened and is sticky.

  2. Cool slightly, then whizz in a blender or food processor until smooth. If the sauce is a bit thick for your liking, stir in a dribble of boiling water. Sieve, then funnel into a bottle or jar while still hot. Cool completely before serving. Will keep for 3 months in the fridge.

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CotswoldMummy
8th Nov, 2016
5.05
Made this last night with my son and it worked brilliantly. Absolutely delicious even though we didn't have any coriander seeds. Think I may try it with less sugar next time though. Super, super easy. Will definitely make again.
tessajr
5th Nov, 2013
Loved this - tastes delicious with cold meat and hot fish. A great way of using up excess tomatoes in the summer.
louisepanks
9th May, 2012
5.05
Easy, tasty and no nasty preservatives.....I will use less sugar next time. Works well as ketchup but also good pizza topping!
louisehowe
15th Sep, 2011
5.05
Just made this can't wait to try it.
debzedo
4th Jul, 2011
I took on board what was written & used half the amount of sugar, I also used 2 cans of chopped tomatoes not fresh & it was lovely. It says 'lasts 3 months in the fridge', if only, its too good!!
emmafrost
8th Nov, 2010
3.05
This tasted nice but was way too sweet. It's more like a sweet tomato chutney. I will make it again but with half the amount of sugar, maybe even less.
wakeup2nwo
23rd Sep, 2010
too sweet! however i didnt have the ginger and coriander so dont know if that had an impact or not. next time i will add only half the suger stated. Ended up adding majorum and basil and whatever i could find in cupboard, ended up real nice, i will def make again with less sugar!!
giles_74
15th Sep, 2010
4.05
Tastes very fresh next time i would be temped to deseed & the chop the tomatoes before hand. It was slightly thick at the end so i added a dash more olive oil & a splash of water, the chilli i used was quite fat so should have used half that, Next time i will if a sizable chilli. Overall pretty good i would make some more again, Better than the stuff off the shelf.
giles_74
15th Sep, 2010
4.05
Tastes very fresh next time i would be temped to deseed & the chop the tomatoes before hand. It was slightly thick at the end so i added a dash more olive oil & a splash of water, the chilli i used was quite fat so should have used half that, Next time i will if a sizable chilli. Overall pretty good i would make some more again, Better than the stuff off the shelf.
giles_74
15th Sep, 2010
4.05
Tastes very fresh next time i would be temped to deseed & the chop the tomatoes before hand. It was slightly thick at the end so i added a dash more olive oil & a splash of water, the chilli i used was quite fat so should have used half that, Next time i will if a sizable chilli. Overall pretty good i would make some more again, Better than the stuff off the shelf.

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