I have an abundance of tomatoes this year....well, really, I have an abundance of everything! I have the Wee Bear running to the food bank once a week with a large shopping bag full of vegetables from my garden. I even put a basket on the board walk of the river in front of our Idaho home full of free veggies. So, I decided to make my own tomato sauce, Catsup and from this recipe for Tomato sauce, I made my own Enchilada Sauce.
Fresh home made is full of fresh flavor!
Garden Tomato Sauce
- 1 T olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 1/2 lbs yellow or red pear tomatoes, cut in half
- salt and fresh pepper
- 1/4 c. fresh chopped fresh basil (or dry oregano)
- 1/8 tsp red crushed pepper flakes (a little goes a long way here)
In a large non-stick pan, heat oil on high heat. Add garlic and cook until golden.
Add tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh black pepper and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Add fresh oregano and cook another 15 minutes.
Make 2 1/2 cups.