Quick and Easy

Homemade tomato sauce

It's easier than you think to create delicious homemade tomato sauce from scratch with this recipe. Serve alongside fish and chips, pies or fries
Home-made tomato sauce
1.8 litre
2H 30M

This recipe first appeared in Food magazine issue 75.

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1.Place the tomatoes, onions, garlic, sugar, vinegar and salt in a large pan. Place the pickling spice in a square of muslin and tie it closed with string. Add the spice bag to the pan.
2.Bring the tomato mixture to the boil and boil it steadily, stirring it occasionally, for 2-2½ hours, or until the mixture is thick and pulpy. Discard the muslin bag of pickling spice.
3.Press the mixture through a sieve to remove the tomato seeds and skins. Return the sauce to the pan and boil it for a further 5 minutes.
4.Pour the sauce through a funnel into sterilised bottles while it is hot and seal them. Store the bottles of sauce in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight until ready to use.

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