Portion into individual pint-size jars to have fresh tomato sauce on hand all year long.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Yield:
About 2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft and translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook 2 minutes more. Add tomato puree and basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors meld and sauce has reduced to 8 cups, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and red-pepper flakes. Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

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  • Portion into jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Freeze until ready to use, up to 1 year.

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