Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Home Made Tomato Sauce

I would love to do more preserving however I never get around to it for various reasons.  It's actually been 2 years since I have made this tomato sauce so I wanted to give it another go.  It's quite sweet so I think I could cut down on the amount of sugar in the recipe next time however I had fun making this.  My friend Karin and I did a preserving course at Green Living Australia in Brisbane back in December 2013.  It was such a hot day in Brisbane however we were in air-conditioning so it was a great day to do the course.

I ended up selling my stick blender a long time ago because I have a Thermomix however I think I might get one from Kmart because when you have a big pot of tomatoes that need blending when they are hot, the stick blender is the way to go.  I didn't get this blended as much as I would like because I was blending the hot liquid in the Thermomix and you need to be very wary when doing this.  I think it's safer to use the stick blender in the big pot. Because of this I only produced 3.5 jars and then with the pulp I dished it into ice cube trays to use as pizza sauce on our pizza bases.  Last Friday night we made some pizzas and used some of these and it was great.  Once they are frozen I take them all out and put them into a ziplock bag.

HOME MADE TOMATO SAUCE (from Country Life Experiment blog)

2 red onions – finely diced
5 garlic cloves – finely sliced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons curry powder
2.5 kg ripe tomatoes – roughly chopped
2 cups white sugar
600 mls white wine vinegar
1 Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons cornflour (optional)
2 Tablespoons water (optional)
1. In a heavy saucepan, saute the red onion and garlic in olive oil until soft and clear.
2. Add in the curry powder, and cook for a further minute.
3. Add in the tomatoes and cook them until they have collapsed.
4. Add in the sugar, white wine, and salt.
5. Simmer for an hour, until the sauce has thickened.
6. If the sauce is too runny, blend the cornflour in water, and then add into the sauce. Allow to boil and thicken slightly.
7. Spoon hot sauce into sterilized jars, wipe the top, and seal (I got 5 large jars from this quantity).


  1. That looks like a great recipe for tomato sauce. I've made tomato sauce in the past, but wasn't fussed with the flavour, I might just try this recipe, next time I see roma tomato's on a good sale.

    1. My daughter loves tomato sauce.....trying to cut out the sugary supermarket one but this does have a bit of sugar too but no chemicals.

  2. Lovely and very professional-looking sauce ... We've been making a very simple one for years that a Spanish cook showed me when I was an au-pair: just onions, olive oil and tomatoes (works well with tinned tomatoes too).

    1. Sounds great Alexa....funny thing I was only thinking about you yesterday wondering when you would pop in and leave a comment.

  3. Great recipe! Lovely to have your own sauce to use and enjoy. I find store-bought pasta sauces so sweet so would make it with a lot less sugar. Meg:)

    1. It's such a feel good making these sauces.