Beginner Cook - Lengthy Cooking Time - Vegetarian - Vegan - Gluten-Free
Homemade tomato sauce, oh how I love thee! Freshness and other benefits aside, a principal reason for making your own sauce is the ability to control its specific flavor. Many of our family recipes call for tomato sauce, the seasoning of which will influence the overall flavor of the dish. When away from Greece, I strive to precisely replicate my mother-in-law's cooking. Using homemade tomato sauce is one of the ways I go about doing this.
While we typically can our sauce, this recipe is written with freezing as the preservation method, for two reasons. First, the canning recipe calls for a generous amount of salt, which may not be well suited for those following a low sodium diet. Second, canning authorities in the United States advise strongly against canning without the use of citric acid, vinegar, or lemon juice; none of which are included in this recipe. By freezing, these issues are circumvented entirely.
Ingredients (Yields about 6 pints)
Time - 3 hours and 30 minutes