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Harry's Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for Harry's Homemade Pizza Sauce, by , is from Harry's Favorite Recipes Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lee Thomas
Added: Monday, September 22, 2008


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
1 large carrot, chopped (1 cup)
1 cup celery, including the green tops, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil or
2 tablespoonsfresh basil, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
4 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped or
2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, drained, chopped
1 small can tomato paste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon oregano
Coarse sea salt to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. In a heavy saucepan , heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onion, celery and carrot for 2 to 3 minutes, reduce the heat to medium, cover and sweat the vegetables over medium heat for about 25 minutes or until soft and golden.
2. Remove cover, add the minced garlic. Increase the heat to medium high. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, including the juice. Add the tomato paste, parsley, oregano and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a low simmer, reduce the heat to low and cook, uncovered until thickened, about 15 minutes. (Depending on how thick the sauce is, another can of tomato paste may be needed.)
3. Push the cooked sauce through a food mill or blend or blend with an imersion blender to make it smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. The sauce can be canned or cooled and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or frozen up to 3 months.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2-3 cups
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A Mirepoix of onions, carrots, and celery is the beginning for this pizza sauce. The sauce can be dressed up with mushrooms, sausage, olives, wine, and any number of vegetables.




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